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International Musicians Seminar


Lot 19: Bryan Ingham

Lot 19: Bryan Ingham Music Making at IMS Prussia Cove
19 x 37 cm, Etching. Edition of 50

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Bryan Ingham was born in Yorkshire in 1936 and lived and worked on the Lizard Peninsula for over twenty-five years.

He attended St Martin’s School of Art and later the Royal College. After a period of study at the British Academy in Rome and extensive travels throughout Italy, Ingham settled in Jollytown an isolated house on a disused airfield with no electricity or running water but with views of the sea.

He turned to etching in 1968; he set up a press in his home commenting later that it was appropriate to be working in a medium with primitive methods largely unchanged since Rembrandt. He cherished and celebrated the traditional.

His prints are very original and technically accomplished. He explored and exploited mark making and etching to its limits, all the time retaining and documenting his vision and creating a contemplative experience of territory and beauty. He reveled in the combination of chemistry, chance and intention, believing that a good etching developed organically.

Bryan Ingham died in Helston in 1997. His work is represented in various public collections included Arts Council of Great Britain, Ashmolean Musuem, Oxford and the Victorian and Albert Museum, London.

Bryan Ingham visited IMS Prussia Cove many times in the mid eighties and early nineties, introduced by the then Chairman of the Friends, Josephine Goodden. He made many drawings, some of which he translated to print, and was inspired by the creative energy of the IMS. He gifted an artist’s proof of Music Making at IMS Prussia Cove to Hilary and Tatiana Tunstall- Behrens, and Jollytown Editions have donated a limited edition of 50 etchings, endorsed by the Ingham graphic estate.