Sylvia Melland

Sylvia Melland (1906-1993)

was a well-known painter and printmaker. She was born in Altrincham in Cheshire, and studied at Manchester College of Art, the Byam Shaw School of Art, Euston Road School 1937-39 and at the Central School of Art in London 1957-60. Melland showed at the Royal Academy from 1944, and also with the Royal Society of Painter Etchers, the WIAC, and the Free Painters and Sculptors. She worked widely in France and also in Italy, Scandinavia, and Poland. Her earlier work was figurative and she favoured painting still lifes and some landscapes. Towards the end of the 1950s she turned increasingly to abstraction. Sylvia Melland’s work is held by a number of public institutions, including the Tate Gallery, the British Museum and Manchester Art Galleries. A retrospective show was held in 1997 at The Boundary Gallery in north London.

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