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Joe Tilson Art

British, b. 1928

Joe Tilson (1928 – Present)

Tilson was born on 24th August, 1928 in London, England. Tilson served in the Royal Air Force from 1946 – 49, after which he studied at St Martin’s School of Art (1949-1952) and the Royal College of Art (1952 – 1955). He won the Rome Prize for graduation, taking him to Italy from 1955 - 1957. From 1958 – 1963, Tilson taught at St Martin’s School of Art, the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London and the School of Visual Arts, New York.

During the 1960s, Tilson’s artistic career took off as he attracted attention for his unique wooden reliefs and constructions, prints and paintings in the emerging British Pop Art style. He held his first solo exhibition at the Marlborough Galley, London in 1962. In 1977, Tilson joined the Waddington Galleries, exhibited at the Alan Cristea Gallery and the Giò Marconi Galleries in Milan. At the Venice Biennale in 1964, Tilson’s work began to gain international popularity, earning him a retrospective at the Boyman’s Museum, Rotterdam later that year.

Growing anti-consumerist feeling in the 1970s pushed Tilson to begin to incorporate a wider variety of materials in his work, including stone, straw and rope to create a timeless feel to his work. This body of work was called Alchera, and was a huge success. Tilson was made a Royal Academician in 2002 which was celebrated with a retrospective exhibition in the same year at the Royal Academy entitled Joe Tilson: Pop to Present.

Tilson is collected internationally, including at the Arts Council England, London; the British Library, London; Christchurch College, Oxford; the Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest; the Tate, London; Royal Academy of Arts, London; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; The Royal Collection; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York and the Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven

(Biography provided by Shapero Modern)
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Silbury Hill - Original Etching by Joe Tilson - 1976
By Joe Tilson
Located in Roma, IT
Silbury Hill is a colored etching on paper, realized in 1976 by the English Pop artist Joe Tilson, and published by La Nuova Foglio, a publishing house of Macerata, as the dry-stamp ...
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1970s Contemporary Joe Tilson Art

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Etching

Vibrant 1975 Joe Tilson British Pop Art Screenprint, Woodblock, Colorful Print
By Joe Tilson
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Silkscreen screenprint. Hand signed and numbered. A pyramid or ziggurat in vibrant colors of blue, red, yellow, orange and green on heavy paper Joseph Charles Tilson RA (born 24 Au...
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1970s Pop Art Joe Tilson Art

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Screen

Earth (with Butterfly)
By Joe Tilson
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Joe Tilson, British (1928 - ) Title: Earth (with Butterfly) Year: 1971 Medium: Silkscreen and Collage on Japon Paper, Signed, numbered and Dated in Pencil Edition: 17/70 Siz...
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1970s Pop Art Joe Tilson Art

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Screen

JOE TILSON, NEW YORK DECALS 3 AND 4, Screenprint, Signed, 1967
By Joe Tilson
Located in London, GB
The set of two screenprints in colours, on wove paper, with wax-paper collage, and AP aside from the edition of 70, the full sheets, 74 x 40.4 cm the two screenprints are attached to...
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1960s Pop Art Joe Tilson Art

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Screen

JOE TILSON, STUDY FOR DECAL 3, Unique, Signed, 1967
By Joe Tilson
Located in London, GB
Study for Decal 3 in pencil and Indian ink, on wove paper, signed and dated 1967, 76.4 x 55.8 cm
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1960s Pop Art Joe Tilson Art

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Ink, Pencil

Joe Tilson British Pop Art Screenprint, Woodblock, Gold Leaf Print
By Joe Tilson
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Silkscreen screenprint with woodblock and gold leaf Hand signed and numbered. Joseph Charles Tilson RA (born 24 August 1928 in London) is an English pop art painter, sculptor and pr...
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1990s Pop Art Joe Tilson Art

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Screen

Cerne Abbas, Giant, Tump - Original Etching on Paper by Joe Tilson - 1976
By Joe Tilson
Located in Roma, IT
Cerne Abbas, Giant, Tump is a colored etching on rosaspina Fabriano watermarked paper, realized in 1976 by the English Pop artist Joe Tilson. Hand-signed, dated and numbered in penc...
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1970s Contemporary Joe Tilson Art

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Etching

Glastonbury, Labyrinth, Peat - Original Etching on Paper by Joe Tilson - 1976
By Joe Tilson
Located in Roma, IT
Glastonbury, Labyrinth, Peat is a black and white etching on rosaspina Fabriano watermarked paper, realized in 1976 by the English Pop artist Joe Tilson, and published by La Nuova Fo...
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1970s Contemporary Joe Tilson Art

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Etching

Six Mark Stones - Original Etching on Paper by Joe Tilson - 1976
By Joe Tilson
Located in Roma, IT
Six Mark Stones is a black and white etching on rosaspina Fabriano watermarked paper, realized in 1976 by the English Pop artist Joe Tilson, and published by La Nuova Foglio, a publi...
Category

1970s Contemporary Joe Tilson Art

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Etching

White Horse, Woodhenge - Original Erching by Joe Tilson - 1976
By Joe Tilson
Located in Roma, IT
White Horse, Woodhenge is a black and white etching on rosaspina Fabriano watermarked paper, realized in 1976 by the English pop artist, Joe Tilson. Hand-signed, dated and numbered ...
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1970s Pop Art Joe Tilson Art

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Etching

Vibrant Joe Tilson British Pop Art Screenprint, Woodblock, Colorful Print
By Joe Tilson
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Silkscreen screenprint with woodblock and silver leaf Hand signed and numbered. In vibrant color of blue and silver on heavy paper with an almost painting type texture to it. Josep...
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1990s Pop Art Joe Tilson Art

Materials

Screen

Avebury, Sirius, Fire - Original Erching by Joe Tilson - 1976
By Joe Tilson
Located in Roma, IT
Avebury, Sirius, Fire is an interesting black and white etching on Fabriano watermarked paper, realized in 1976 by the English pop artist, Joe Tilson. Hand-signed, dated and numbere...
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1970s Pop Art Joe Tilson Art

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Etching

Silbury Hill, Brimstone, Emmer Spikelet - Original Erching by Joe Tilson - 1976
By Joe Tilson
Located in Roma, IT
White Horse, Woodhenge is a black and white etching on rosaspina Fabriano watermarked paper, realized in 1976 by the English pop artist, Joe Tilson. Image dimensions 38.5x18 cm Ha...
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1970s Pop Art Joe Tilson Art

Materials

Etching

Cerne Abbas, Giant, Tump - Original Erching by Joe Tilson - 1976
By Joe Tilson
Located in Roma, IT
Cerne Abbas, Giant, Tump is a colored etching on rosaspina Fabriano watermarked paper, realized in 1976 by the English pop artist, Joe Tilson. Image dimension: 38.5x18 cm. Hand-si...
Category

1970s Pop Art Joe Tilson Art

Materials

Etching

Glastonbury, Labyrinth, Peat - Original Erching by Joe Tilson - 1976
By Joe Tilson
Located in Roma, IT
Glastonbury, Labyrinth, Peat is a black and white etching on rosaspina Fabriano watermarked paper, realized in 1976 by the English pop artist, Joe Tilson, and published by La Nuova F...
Category

1970s Pop Art Joe Tilson Art

Materials

Etching

Six Mark Stones - Original Erching by Joe Tilson - 1976
By Joe Tilson
Located in Roma, IT
Six Mark Stones is a black and white etching on rosaspina Fabriano watermarked paper, realized in 1976 by the English pop artist, Joe Tilson, and published by La Nuova Foglio, a publ...
Category

1970s Pop Art Joe Tilson Art

Materials

Etching

Stonehenge, Spiral from Wessex, Conceptual Etching by Joe Tilson
By Joe Tilson
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Joe Tilson, British (1928 - ) Title: Stonehenge, Spiral from Wessex Portfolio Year: 1977 Medium: Etching, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: XXV Size: 19.5 x 13.75 in. (4...
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1970s Conceptual Joe Tilson Art

Materials

Etching

Against Apartheid, Lithograph by Joe Tilson
By Joe Tilson
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Joe Tilson, British (1928 - ) Title: Against Apartheid Year: 1983 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 32/100 Image Size: 33 x 22.5 inches Frame Size: 4...
Category

1980s Abstract Joe Tilson Art

Materials

Lithograph

Glastonbury from Wessex, Conceptual Etching by Joe Tilson
By Joe Tilson
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Joe Tilson, British (1928 - ) Title: Glastonbury from Wessex Portfolio Year: 1977 Medium: Etching, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: XXV Size: 19.5 x 13.75 in. (49.53 x ...
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1970s Conceptual Joe Tilson Art

Materials

Etching

White Horse from Wessex, Conceptual Etching by Joe Tilson
By Joe Tilson
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Joe Tilson, British (1928 - ) Title: White Horse from Wessex Portfolio Year: 1977 Medium: Etching, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: I/XXV Size: 19.5 x 13.75 in. (49.53 ...
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1970s Conceptual Joe Tilson Art

Materials

Etching

Ziggurat 6
By Joe Tilson
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Joe Tilson, British (1928 - ) Title: Ziggurat 6 Year: 1966 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 70 Paper Size: 27 x 40 inches
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1960s Contemporary Joe Tilson Art

Materials

Screen

Water
By Joe Tilson
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Joe Tilson, British (1928 - ) Title: Water Year: 1972 Medium: Silkscreen and Collage on Rice Paper, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 26/70 Size: 38 in. x 26.5 in. (96.5...
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1970s Conceptual Joe Tilson Art

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Rice Paper, Screen

Giant Wooden Egg
By Joe Tilson
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Joe Tilson Title: Giant Wooden Egg Year: 1971 Medium: Silkscreen and Collage on Japon Paper, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 49/70 Size: 38 x 27 inches
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1970s Conceptual Joe Tilson Art

Materials

Screen

Eleusis Proscinemi
By Joe Tilson
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Joe Tilson, British (1928 - ) Title: Eleusis Proscinemi Year: 1980 Medium: Etching with Aquatint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 4/20 Size: 31.5 x 22.5 in. (80.01 ...
Category

1980s Conceptual Joe Tilson Art

Materials

ABS, Etching, Aquatint

Conjunction, Wood Tiger, Cardo
By Joe Tilson
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Joe Tilson, British (1924 - ) Title: Conjunction, Wood Tiger, Cardo Year: 1996 Medium: Woodcut with Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 1/10 Size: 21 x 29...
Category

1990s Contemporary Joe Tilson Art

Materials

Screen, Woodcut

Blackpath Air
By Joe Tilson
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Joe Tilson Title: Blackpath Air Year: 1971 Medium: Silkscreen and Collage on Japon Paper, Signed and Numbered in Pencil Edition: 9/70 Size: 38 in. x 26 in. (96.52 cm x 66.04 cm)
Category

1970s Conceptual Joe Tilson Art

Materials

Rice Paper, Screen

Geometry?
By Joe Tilson
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Joe Tilson Title: Geometry? Year: 1965 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 70 Paper Size: 27 x 40 inches
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1960s Abstract Geometric Joe Tilson Art

Materials

Screen

Adelphi
By Joe Tilson
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Joe Tilson Title: Adelphi Year: 1980 Medium: Lithograph and Collage on Canvas, Signed and Numbered in Pencil Edition: 92/150 Paper Size: 29 x 24.5 inches
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1980s Conceptual Joe Tilson Art

Materials

Canvas, Lithograph

Proscinemi Dodona Oracle of Zeus
By Joe Tilson
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Joe Tilson, British (1924 - ) Title: Proscinemi Dodona, Oracle of Zeus Year: 1978 Medium: Aquatint Etching with Collage, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 71 Image Size:...
Category

1970s Contemporary Joe Tilson Art

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

Proscinemi Elousis
By Joe Tilson
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Joe Tilson, British (1924 - ) Title: Proscinemi Elousis Year: 1980 Medium: Lithograph with Collage, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 11/60 Size: 31.5 x 23 inches Size: ...
Category

1980s Contemporary Joe Tilson Art

Materials

Paper, Lithograph

Conjunction, Fritallary, Mela
By Joe Tilson
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Joe Tilson, British (1924 - ) Title: Conjunction, Fritallary, Mela Year: 1996 Medium: Woodcut with Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP 1/10 Size: 21 x 29 ...
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1990s Contemporary Joe Tilson Art

Materials

Screen, Woodcut

Proscinemi Tyrins
By Joe Tilson
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Joe Tilson, British (1924 - ) Title: Proscinemi Tyrins Year: 1978 Medium: Aquatint Etching with Collage, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 4/71 Size: 31.5 x 23 inches Si...
Category

1970s Contemporary Joe Tilson Art

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

San Quirico d'Orcia I - 20th Century, Oil on canvas by Joe Tilson
By Joe Tilson
Located in London, GB
Signed and dated 1956 lower left Also signed, titled, dated 1956 and inscribed verso Sand has been incorporated into the pigment
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1950s Modern Joe Tilson Art

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Canvas, Oil