Bryan Ingham 1936-1997
Ingham was born in Preston, Lancashire and grew up in the moorlands of the Calder Valley, a landscape that profoundly marked his later artistic language. After National Service, and with his parents financial support, Ingham studied at St Martin's School of Art from 1951-1954 before moving on to a post-graduate course at the Royal College of Art from1961 - 1964. In 1965 Ingham decided to move to Cornwall and live in a remote cottage close to the cliffs near the Lizard Point. The Cornish cottages and surrounding cliffs provided him with sufficient inspiration for his paintings, etchings and sculpture. Ingham’s paintings became progressively more polarised and oscillated between colourful collage and heavily textured muted landscapes, often with a sense of being viewed from above.
Exhibitions included Kunstalle, Bremen (1981), Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London (1988 - 1995), Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames in association with the British Museum (2000) and The Fine Art Society (2006).
His work is represented in the Arts Council of Great Britain, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Glasgow City Art Gallery, Kunstalle, Bremen, Leeds City Art Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.