ANDREW LANYON

Contemporary Artist

Born: 1947, St Ives, Cornwall, England.

The son of artist Peter Lanyon, Andrew Lanyon was raised in West Cornwall.

Although educated at Port Regis and Bryanston, Lanyon was mainly brought up in his grandfather’s converted darkroom in St Ives. From an early age, he developed and printed his own photographs made using a battered Leica and other improvised equipment. He was influenced by the acute observation of Man Ray, and Cartier Bresson. As a student, he visited Man Ray in his Paris studio and took a portrait of him. On seeing the print, Man Ray declared it was the photograph of himself he liked the most.

Lanyon studied at the London School of Film Technique and for several years made experimental surrealist-inspired films before starting to publish his own books in 1987. His work is in public and private collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Today, although he still photographs, he is best known for his paintings and books, many of which contain his photographs.

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Artist(s)
Title
Venue
Date
Andrew Lanyon
Holsworthy, London
01 January 1988 - 01 January 1988
Andrew Lanyon
The only non-slip dodo mat in the world
Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall
30 November 2013 - 01 February 2014
Andrew Lanyon
Sheila Harrison, London
01 January 1988 - 01 January 1988
Andrew Lanyon
A Surrealist Childhood (in collaboration with Antony Penrose)
Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall
21 January 2012 - 03 March 2021
Andrew Lanyon
Gilbert Parr, London
01 January 1981 - 01 January 1981
Andrew Lanyon
New Arts Centre, London
01 January 1995 - 01 January 2005
Andrew Lanyon
Marjorie Parr, London
01 January 1979 - 01 January 1979
Andrew Lanyon
Beaux Arts, Bath
01 January 1995 - 01 January 2005
Andrew Lanyon
The Rooks of Trelawne
The Photographer’s Gallery, London
01 January 1976 - 01 January 1976
Andrew Lanyon
Gordon Hepworth, Devon
01 January 1995 - 01 January 2005
Andrew Lanyon
Archer Gallery, London
01 January 1973 - 01 January 1973
Andrew Lanyon
Newlyn Orion, Cornwall
01 January 1995 - 01 January 2005
Andrew Lanyon
Will’s Lane Gallery, Cornwall
01 January 1995 - 01 January 2005
Andrew Lanyon
Plough Arts Center, Devon
01 January 1995 - 01 January 2005
Andrew Lanyon
Thomas Henry Fine Art, London
24 January 1970 - 01 January 2005
Andrew Lanyon
The Book Gallery, St Ives
01 January 1995 - 01 January 1995
Artist(s)
Title
Andrew Lanyon
Von Ribbentrop in St Ives, 2011
Andrew Lanyon
The Daughters of Radon, 2011
Andrew Lanyon
A Fairy Find, 2006
Andrew Lanyon
A Persistence of Visions, 2002
Andrew Lanyon
Second Nature, 1989
Andrew Lanyon
Another ABC With foreword by Rosa Levin, 1989
Andrew Lanyon
The Rowley Claimant 2017
Andrew Lanyon
Dead Pan, 1987
Andrew Lanyon
The Musings of Creatures Imagined in a Barren Land 2016
Andrew Lanyon
The Vanishing Cabinet, 1981
Andrew Lanyon
The only non-slip dodo mat in the world, Falmouth Art Gallery, 2013
Andrew Lanyon
Roundabout West Cornwall
Andrew Lanyon
Bifurcated Thought, 2013
Andrew Lanyon
Exquisite Corpse, 2011
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