History: 1970 - 2000

 

1970 - 2000

About Bert | Pre 1970s | 1970 - 2000 | Post 2000

 
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1970

Produces Striker and Saint K

1971

Moves to Stepney Green studio in East London.

Produces QuestVoyage and Travelling alone

1972

50th birthday.

Changes from oils to acrylic.

Produces BluesIllumination and Celebration

1974

Produces Across

1975

Begins short-lived foray into lithography.

Produces Jubilee, named after a street, a concept he uses still.

From Britain 75, Helsinki, Finland & Tour.

1977

Produces Albion

1978

Produces trafalgar and flodden

1979

Produces Plimsoll and Boadicea


1980

Begins partnership with printmakers Advanced Graphics for the release of his first screenprint, Tooley

Hayward Annual

ACME Gallery, London

Bade Gallery, Jarrow.

1981

Produces Kestrel and Rivoli

1982

Hayward Annual

John Moores, Liverpool, Prizewinner

First Show at Gimpel Fils Gallery, London.

Goldsmith's College Gallery

Produces Battlebridge and Empress

First painting bought by Tate - Empress

1983

Wins the Gulbenkian Award for Printmaking

Third Eye Centre, Glasgow

IKON Gallery, Birmingham

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Contemporary British Painters, Madrid

Besides regular teaching at Goldsmith's, Tutor and/or External Examiner at various art colleges, including  the following: RCA, RA Schools, Chelsea, Central St Martin's, Camberwell, Byam Shaw, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Hull, Winchester, Exeter, Norwich, Bristol, Cheltenham, Portsmouth, Falmouth, Cantebury, Farnham, Worthing, Southampton, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee

1984

Produces Druid IDruid II and Monmouth

ROSC 84, Dublin, Ireland

Gimpel Fils, London

Demarcation, Edinburgh Festival

1985

Produces Sauchiehall

Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle, Ireland

Coventry Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Home & Abroad, Serpentine Gallery, London

1986

Produces first screenprint, Magdalen, in Advanced Graphics new studio at Shand Street.

1987

Produces CelebrationHolyrood and Holyrood II

 

1988

Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer Gallery, New York.

1989

Included in group exhibition UK tour, The Experience of Painting.

Advanced Graphics moves to Deptford, London.

Produces Nicholson

Short UK tour opens at the Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh.

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1990

Serpentine Gallery, London

Produces Thanmes and Rutland

Great British Art Show, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow

1991

Goldsmith's Centenary Exhibition

1992

70th birthday.

Produces Octavia, a celebration of the start of his eighth decade, Tabard and Idonia

Gallery Punto, Valencia, Spain

Gallery Klaus Lüpke, Frankfurt, Germany

Three Score & Ten, Gimpel Fils, London

1995

Exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.

Duran Duran plays at opening to huge media attention.

Works between studios in London and Dublin.

Produces Ely and Ely Series.

1996

Produces Merrion

1997

30th anniversary of the founding of Advanced Graphics.

Produces Summer

Gallerie Stühler, Berlin

Galleire Wasserman, Munich

1998

Elected Royal Academician.

Produces Comet

Life to Painting, Gimpel Fils, London

Lund Humphries publish Albert Irvin: Life to Painting, by Paul Moorhouse.

Centre D'Art Contemporain, Meymac, France, Retrospective

1999

Elected Honorary Member of the Royal West of England Academy.