Collection: Bryan Ingham   1936 - 1997 

Bryan Ingham was born in 1936 in Yorkshire’s Calder Valley. He was predominantly a painter, etcher and sculptor, though his work extended into the media of collage and assemblage. After a National Service post in the RAF, he studied at St Martin’s School of Art before embarking upon a post-graduate course at the Royal College, where he was awarded a scholarship and first produced his characteristically large and deeply gouged etchings.

After extensive travelling in Italy (settling into Barbara Hepworth’s old studio), Ingham made the decision to abandon a career as an establishment artist, moving to Cornwall and developing a highly refined artistic style. Aside from travel to Germany across the 1980s, he stayed on the Cornish coast until his death, having established connections with a local gallery whose management afforded him the income to continue producing work into his final years.