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Jungle near Kandy

33 X 31.75 cm
Signed and dated, 1979

Anthony Eyton

Anthony Eyton (born 1923) is a British artist and member of the Royal Academy. Eyton studied fine art at Reading University in 1941 before serving in the Army from 1942 to 1947. He went on to study at Camberwell School of Art and received an Abbey Major Scholarship that took him to work in Italy. Eyton was Head of Painting at St Lawrence College, Kingston, Ontario in 1969 and taught at the Royal Academy Schools from 1964 to 1999.

Eyton is a figurative painter in the post-Impressionist tradition. He has exhibited extensively at leading galleries such as the Royal Academy, the Tate Gallery, the South London Gallery, the Hayward Gallery and the Imperial War Museum and has won numerous awards. A member of the Royal Academy, Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Cambrian Academy, Eyton lives and works in London. He visited Sri Lanka in 1979.