John Hoyland RA (1934-2011)
A graduate of the Royal College of Art who became one of Britain’s leading abstract artists in the 1960s. His work gained prominence following an exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1964 following which he earned a travel bursary to New York – where he was to meet the likes of Mark Rothko. He was appointed Professor of the Royal Academy Schools in 1999. His work appears in public and private collections worldwide.