Joe Tilson

Designer London / United Kingdom

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Joe Tilson
Born in London in 1928, he belongs to an important artist generation [including Peter Blake and Richard Smith] grown up at the Royal College of Art. After his first solo-exhibition at the Marlborough Gallery in London [1962], he established himself as original interpreter of theEuropean Pop Art, gaining international visibility at the 32nd Venice Biennale. In the '70s he left Pop Art, recovering archaic signs and forms and creating wood and metal objects. For over forty years his work focused on great buildings, paintings and sculptures: works of great personality, meaningful and featuring artisan's skillfulness. His works are collected in the most important galleries and museums of the world. His teaching activity was extraordinary: in London at the St. Martin's School of Art, then as University professor at the Slade School, at the University College and at the Kings College. Later he taught at the Durham University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. In 1966 he taught at the School of Visual Art in New York and at the Hochschule in Hamburg in 1971.
Joe Tilson
Joe Tilson

Born in London in 1928, he belongs to an important artist generation [including Peter Blake and Richard Smith] grown up at the Royal College of Art. After his first solo-exhibition at the Marlborough Gallery in London [1962], he established himself as original interpreter of theEuropean Pop Art, gaining international visibility at the 32nd Venice Biennale. In the '70s he left Pop Art, recovering archaic signs and forms and creating wood and metal objects. For over forty years his work focused on great buildings, paintings and sculptures: works of great personality, meaningful and featuring artisan's skillfulness. His works are collected in the most important galleries and museums of the world. His teaching activity was extraordinary: in London at the St. Martin's School of Art, then as University professor at the Slade School, at the University College and at the Kings College. Later he taught at the Durham University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. In 1966 he taught at the School of Visual Art in New York and at the Hochschule in Hamburg in 1971.