With sadness we share the news that artist Ed Baynard passed away last week on November 8. Baynard was born in Washington DC in 1940 and was known for his still life watercolours, paintings and prints. Baynard worked with Kenneth Tyler and the Tyler Graphics team several times in the 1980s and 1990s, experimenting with woodcut, intaglio, lithography and monotype to create four series. The following essay by Julia Greenstreet was first published in Workshop: The Kenneth Tyler Collection 2015. […]
Artist Frank Stella and master printer Kenneth Tyler played a significant role in the development of twentieth-century American printmaking. Throughout his career, Stella has been a constant adventurer and highwire act, an ‘unstoppable risk-taker’, as collaborator Tyler described him in April this year.
Categories: Artists, Exhibitions • Tags: Abstract Art, abstraction, artist, arts, Caravaggio, Exhibition, Frank Stella, Kenneth Tyler, Moby Dick, National Gallery of Australia, printmaking, prints, Stella, The fountain, Whitney Museum
This #TechniqueTuesday we’re sharing behind the scenes insight from Workshop: The Kenneth Tyler Collection about Nancy Graves’s first foray into intaglio printing at Tyler Graphics in 1977, where she produced the Synecdoche series
Julia Greenstreet reveals, behind a ‘biting tongue and searing temper’, the exceptional life of artist-philanthropist Joan Mitchell. A rare woman among the American Abstract Expressionists and a guiding star to many that followed, she was a force to be reckoned with and a potent and generous advocate for the arts, finding powerful expression in the way she lived as much as in her work as a painter and printmaker.
Categories: Artists, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Abstract Expressionism, Art, art history, artists, Bedford Village, colour, Jackson Pollock, Joan Mitchell, Ken Tyler, Kenneth Tyler, Nathan Kernan, National Gallery of Australia, New Orleans, painting, Paris, poems, poetry, printmaking, prints, Sunflowers, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics, Tyler Graphics Ltd, Willem de Kooning
Teraoka’s work in both paint and print is distinctive for bringing together the precise and contained style of traditional Japanese woodblock prints, or ukiyo-e, with surprising and often humorous elements of contemporary western life and American pop culture
A selection of screenprints from Josef Albers’ Gray Instrumentation II portfolio of 1975 is on display now in the International galleries at the National Gallery of Australia. Here we look back at Albers’s relentless investigation of shades grey and share the poetry that interleaved the portfolio
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Albers, Alice Desmond, Anni Albers, Art, art history, artists, Bauhaus, canberra, color, colour, Gray Instrumentation, homage to the square, Josef Albers, National Gallery of Australia, poems, poetry, portfolios, printmaking, prints, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics, Tyler Graphics Ltd
A memorial service to celebrate the life of John Hutcheson will be held at on Saturday August 27th at 1pm in the University of North Florida Fine Arts Center Recital Hall to be followed by a reception in the Printmaking Studio.
Categories: Behind-the-scenes, Technique Tuesday, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Art, John Hutcheson, lithography, master printer, memorial, printmakers, printmaking, Robert Motherwell, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Staff, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics, Tyler Graphics Ltd, University of North Florida
It is with heartfelt sadness that we share the news of Master Printer John Hutcheson’s death. John worked at Tyler Graphics for over sixteen years, from 1975–1978 and then from September 1987 until the workshop closed in March 2001. John was a key member of the team as a printer, papermaker and Tyler’s ‘right-hand’ man. He was the Workshop Manager for many years and was responsible for the practical management of the print workshop at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute […]
Categories: Behind-the-scenes, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: inking, John Hutcheson, lithography, master printer, printmaking, prints, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Staff, Steven Sorman, Tamarind, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Tyler Graphics Ltd
The art world mourns the loss of American abstractionist Ellsworth Kelly, who passed away on 27 December 2015 at the age of 92.
We are very excited to announce that our new show Behind the scenes: Tyler Graphics at work is now open! The exhibition presents elaborate graphic artworks from a diverse range of artists in the context of their making. Through candid photographs and a series of specially produced short films, we are transported behind the scenes at Tyler Graphics Ltd, investigating the processes of printmaking, and illuminating the collaborative relationships between artist and printmaker. Behind the scenes has been months in the making and is […]
Spanning nearly four decades, the history of the Tyler workshops is a rich and complex one, weaving together artists, printers, papermakers, industry collaborators, photographers, writers, film makers, curators, family and friends. Over the years, many of these people sat, mused and even worked in an antique barber’s chair carefully selected by Ken Tyler for the studio. In today’s post, Tyler reveals the story of this unusual workshop fixture. In 1965, when I set up […]
Categories: Behind-the-scenes, Gemini GEL, Gemini Ltd., Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: artists, candid photography, Gemini GEL, Gemini Ltd, Kenneth Tyler, Koken barber chair, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Tyler Graphics Ltd