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Eric Atkinson (b.1928) - 1977 Acrylic, Winterbourne Stoke Barrows

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A fine and unusual abstract landscape work by the listed 20th Century artist Eric Atkinson, depicting the Bronze Age long barrow landforms at Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire, England. In acrylic with glue and aggregates, Atkinson has created this vivid part-sculpture work with raised mounds on the surface of the board. Evoking the geological ancient forms, geometry meets a colourful sense of movement and expression.

Inscribed to the reverse 'Various types of Bronze Age Barrows, Winterbourne Stoke Cemetery (Earlier Neolithic Long Barrow) Near Stonehenge', and also signed and dated June '77 to the reverse.

On board.


In good condition overall. Some scuffing and light abrasions. There is a small area of paint loss to the centre, and three small holes in one of the smaller circle forms, though likely made by the artist.


72.7 x 76.2cm (28.6" x 30")

Artist Biography

Eric Atkinson is a painter in oil and watercolour of abstract industrial and coastal scenes. Born at West Hartlepool, Cleveland, he studied at West Hartlepool College of Art, and at the RA Schools under Henry Rushbury, William Dring and Bernard Fleetwood-Walker. Elected NEAC in 1955 he has exhibited widely in London, the provinces and abroad. In 1956 he held his first solo exhibition at Redfern Gallery, London and is represented in several public collections including the GAC. He was Head of the Department of Fine Arts at Leeds College of Art, 1956-69 and spent much time painting in the north-east and while there showed at the Park Square Gallery. At present he is living and working in Canada.

A portrait of the artist Maurice de Sausmarez by Atkinson is in the collection of the NPG. Other examples of his work are in the collections of Abbot Hall Gallery, Bretton Hall, CAS, Ferens Art Gallery, GAC, Gray Art Gallery, Hepworth Wakefield, Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, Keele University, Lakeland Arts Trust, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds University Collection, Loughborough University, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Ministry of Works of Great Britain, Nuffield Foundation, Oxford University and the V&A.

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Code kq512
Artist Eric Atkinson (b.1928)
Date 1977
Dimensions 72.7 x 76.2cm
Framed No
Medium Acrylic
Style Abstract
Subject Landscape
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