About The Artist

Edward Twohig

FELLOW of the ROYAL SOCIETY OF PAINTER-PRINTMAKERS
TRUSTEE of the Bankside Gallery
HON. MEMBER of the State Academy of Fine Arts of Azerbaijan

 

‘Printmaker, academic. Born in Cork, Ireland in 1969. Trained at the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork before specialising in etching and photography at Chelsea College of Art, London where he was the first student from Ireland to receive a British Council Scholarship. Twohig currently combines his art practice with his role as Head of Art at Marlborough College.’ From British Museum Collection website.                       

Solo Exhibitions

2012: ‘Land and Line’ held at the Burstow Gallery, Brighton; 2013, 2014 & 2015: ‘Latest Prints’ at Eames Fine Art Studio, London

2016: ‘Poetic Landscape’ at Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury & ‘Edward Twohig’s Drypoint Etchings’ at Eames Fine Art

2017: ‘100 Views of Icherisheher [Old City], Baku’ held at The Azerbaijan National Museum of Art, Baku, Azerbaijan

2017: “Nulla Dies Sine Linea” [“No Day without a Line”] held at The Mount House Gallery, Marlborough College, Wiltshire

2018: ‘50 Etchings of Portals within Icherisheher [Old City], Baku’ Chain House Gallery, Icherisheher Historical Museum, Baku

2019: ‘A Celebration of Azeri Countryside in Painting & Printmaking’ Qiz Qalasi Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan

2020: Recent Wiltshire & Italian Prints & ‘Super Moon, 2020 Series’ The Mount House Gallery, Marlborough College, Wiltshire

2021: ‘Super Moon, 2020 Suite’ The Print Room, Eames Fine Art, London; ‘100 M.C. Super Moon’s’, Master’s Lodge, Marlborough 

                                   

Select Group Exhibitions                                                                  

2011 to 2020: London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy; 2012 to 2020: London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington

2012 to 2021: R.E. Annual, National, Masters & Off The Wall at the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Bankside Gallery, London

2013, 2015, 2016: Artist Showcase, Eames Fine Art, London; 2014: ‘Drawing at Eames with Klein, Hicklin, Twohig & Ackroyd

2016: ‘R.E. Highpoint’, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, U.S.A.; ‘Multiplied’ at Christies & ‘For Arts Sake’ Ealing

2018: ‘Print REbels’: The Chapel Arts, Cheltenham; Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Devon and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

2019: School of Art Museum, Aberystwyth, Wales; Woolwich Contemporary Art Fair & Eames; Art@theLodge, Marlborough College

2020: ‘Recent Acquisitions’ at the British Museum; ‘@Azerbaijan Here Today’ Q Gallery, Baku & Q Gallery, Berlin

2021: ‘Print REbels @ the Irish Georgian Society’, City Assembly House, Dublin; ‘RE Prints’ Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Somerset

 

Awards  

1990 -1991: National Council for Educational Awards [Ireland]; British Council Scholar [UK]; Lord Leighton Art Award, London

2016: Elected an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (A.R.E.)

2016: Appointed a Trustee of Bankside Gallery; Appointed a Member of the R.E. Council, 2016 – 2021, ex officio from 2021

2018: Awarded Fellowship of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (R.E)

2019: Honorary Membership of the State Academy of Fine Arts of Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan

2021: Senior Management Officer: Hon. Curator of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (R.E.)

 

Publications   

2016: ‘Artist & Printmaker inspired by Baku’s Old CityEuropean Azerbaijan Magazine; 2018 Prints EdwardNargis Magazine

2016 - 2017: So You Think You Know Me, Discovering Samuel Palmer& Samuel Palmer and MeEames Fine Art, London

2018: Author of Print REbels: Haden - Palmer - Whistler & the Origins of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers

2020: ‘Seasons: Art of the Unfolding Year’ St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery

2021: ‘Edward Twohig Super Moon’ catalogue published by Eames Fine Art; ‘Unsettling Landscapes: The Art of the Eerie’, St Barbe  

                                                                

Work in Public Collections   

2014 & 2018: The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland [4 etchings]

2016 & 2018: Ashmolean, Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford [2 etchings]

2017: Victoria & Albert Museum [V&A], London [1 etching; commissioned in 2016 by the 2017 RE Print Collectors’ Club (PCC)]

2017: Museo des Bellas Artes; Fundación Museos Nacionales, Caracas, Venezuela [2 etchings]

2017: The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the UK, London [17 etchings]

2017: Azerbaijan National Museum of Art, Baku [20 etchings], The British Council & Embassy [10 etchings each]

2018: Royal Collection of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, Windsor Castle Trust [1 etching]; Azerbaijan Museum of Archaeology [20 etchings]

2018 & 2020: The British Museum, London [one ‘Print REbels’ composition in 2018, twelve prints from between 2002 and 2019 in 2020]

2018: Rye Art Gallery, Rye, East Sussex [box set of 75 etchings entitled “Sussex & Beyond”]

2019: The Fitzwilliam Museum of Art and Antiquities, University of Cambridge [2 etchings]

2019: School of Art Museum & Art Gallery, University of Aberystwyth, Wales [box set of 51 etchings]

2020: Museum of Modern Art, Baku [2 paintings], Marlborough College [53 etchings]

 

Method of Working   

I work direct from Nature in places that resonate with me. I aim to capture a distilled calligraphic essence of place and a visual autographic identity infused through colour, mark-making and incised line, providing limitless and satisfying expression.

 

Artist’s Statement   

“Prints Edward” was my nickname while at Chelsea College of Art. Since then my love for art and creativity has not diminished but intensified and spilled into collecting, lecturing, teaching, curating as well as creating. I am a committed painter and printmaker and admire equally older and contemporary skills in painting and printmaking and never tire to bring alive an idea or message. 

                                                               

Gallery Representation   

Eames Fine Art, London. Qiz Qalasi (Q-Gallery), Baku, Azerbaijan. Bankside Gallery, London.