Norman Ackroyd is a painter and printmaker born in Leeds. He studied at Leeds College of Art from 1956 to 1961 and the Royal College of Art from 1961 to 1964, where he was taught by Julian Trevelyan.

Norman has had many solo exhibitions, both in Britain and internationally, including Compass Gallery, Glasgow; National Museum of Art, Chile; Jan Turner, Los Angeles and the Mickleson Gallery, Washington DC. His work is held in several public collections, including the Tate and the British Museum. He has been in several television programmes, including BBC documentary What Do Artists Do All Day? in 2013. 

Norman Ackroyd CBE RA, Lakeside, Winter, 2004. Part of the Paintings in Hospitals collection.

Norman was elected to the Royal Academy of Art in 1991. He was elected Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 2000, and in 2007 was made CBE for services to Engraving and Printing. He was described by the critic William Packer as "by far our most adventurous and accomplished etcher."

Key facts: We have seven works by Norman in the collection.

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