Joe Tilson

Joe Tilson, RA (born 1928, London)

is a well-known painter, printmaker and maker of reliefs and constructions, a leading figure in the Pop Art movement in Britain of the 1960s. He studied at St Martins College of Art 1949-52 and the Royal College of Art, London 1952-55, where he was awarded the Rome Prize. He returned to London in 1957 and over time he took up a number of teaching posts including at St Martin’s, the Slade School, and also in New York and Hamburg. His first solo show was held at the Marlborough Gallery, London in 1962 and he exhibited internationally at the XXXII Venice Biennale. Joe Tilson has exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1976 and he was elected ARA 1985 and a full Royal Academician 1991. A major retrospective, Joe Tilson: Pop to Present, was held at the Royal Academy in London from March to April 2002. His work is held in major public collections internationally including Tate Gallery London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. He lives and works in London and in Tuscany, Italy.

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