Due to popular demand this exhibition will continue until Saturday July 27th


Scroll down to few a small selection of works included in this exhibition.
and click here to view the exhibition's full online catalogue.

William Crozier 'Kilcoe Strand', from the 'Peninsula' portfolio of 6 intaglio prints, published by Stoney Road Press 2011

 On July 3rd, the first ever exhibition devoted to  William Crozier's graphic work opened at the Lavit Gallery.  Scots- born and Irish by adoption, this exhibition will coincide with the second anniversary of the artist's death.

The graphic work of William Crozier (1930 - 2011), though less familiar than his painting, shares the same immediately recognisable characteristics of vibrant colour, nervous energy of the drawing and, above all, a passionate engagement with his subject matter. As the master etcher, Norman Ackroyd, wrote "He, even more than Hockney, realised that (making prints) could simply be another and very beautiful way of drawing incolour.1

The exhibition will demonstrate the ways the artist used printmaking as an extension and counter-balance to his painting.  It surveys his prints from monotypes of the 1960s to the ambitious 'Peninsula' portfolio realised in the final months of his life (a portfolio of prints inspired by the Irish landscape in collaboration with Seamus Heaney). Due emphasis is given to the period from 1992, when Crozier was introduced to the Irish master printers, James McCreary and Robert Russell at Graphic Studio Dublin and James O'Nolan at Stoney Road Press.

William Crozier was educated at Glasgow School of Art from 1949 - 53. On graduating he settled in London where he established a reputation as one of the most avant-garde artists of his time through solo exhibitions at the ICA, Drian and Tooth Galleries. Crozier's peripatetic life took him to Dublin and Paris in the 1950s, then to Andalusia in 1963, locations which were to prove central to his development as an artist.

He became an Irish citizen in 1973 and from the early 1980s until his death in 2011 he had a long and successful exhibiting career, dividing his time between his homes in West Cork and Hampshire in the UK.  In 1991 the Crawford Art Gallery Cork mounted a retrospective of his work. He was elected to Aosdána in 1992 and was an honorary member of the Royal Hibernian Academy.

William Crozier's work can be seen in the national galleries of Ireland, Canada, Poland and Australia, the Tate Gallery, London and all major collections in Ireland and the UK. He is represented by Taylor Galleries, Dublin and the Flowers Gallery in London.

This exhibition will be officially opened on Wednesday July 3rd at 8.00p.m. by Frances Ruane, Art Critic and Consultant and will continue until July 24th.

1 'An Etcher on Etching', Ackroyd, N in Studio International, June 1972, p.275 

Here's a taste of what's on show.... 

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