Eric Atkinson Print Biography
 
Biography
 

Born in Hartlepool, County Durham, England in 1928. Lives in London, Ontario.

 
Educated

Hartlepool College of Art
Royal Academy Schools, Piccadilly, London, England

1963 Head of Fine Art Department, Leeds College of Art, Yorkshire, England
1969 Moved to Canada
1972-82 Dean, Faculty of Applied Arts, Fanshawe College, London, Ontario
 
Selected Solo Exhibitions
 
1954 Redfern Gallery, London, England
1956 Redfern Gallery, London, England
1960

Redfern Gallery, London, England
The City of Art Gallery, Wakefield, Yorkshire
Howard Roberts Gallery, Cardiff, Wales

1961 Municipal Art Gallery, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire
1963 Zwemmer Gallery, London, England
Royal Oak Gallery, Higher Bebington, Cheshire, England
1964 Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham
England Lane Gallery, Bradford, Yorkshire
Queens Square Gallery, Leeds, Yorkshire
1965 Molton Gallery, London, England
1969 Queens Square Gallery, Leeds, Yorkshire
Galerie Rottger, Lunen, Germany
Galerie Heid, Marberg, Germany
1970 Nancy Poole Gallery, London, Ontario
1972 London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario
1973 Morse Capponi Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
1974 Thielsen Galleries Inc., London, Ontario
1975 Mexican Series, Park Square Gallery, Leeds, Yorkshire
1977 McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
1978 The Pollock Gallery Ltd., Toronto, Ontario
1979 The Trajectory Gallery, London, Ontario
Pollock Gallery Ltd., Toronto, Ontario
1980 Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
University of Wisconsin, Kenosha, Wisconsin
1981 Pollock Art Gallery Ltd., Toronto, Ontario
Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, DC
1982 Barbara Fiedler Gallery , Washington, DC
Zenith Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1983 McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
Woodstock Art Gallery, Woodstock, Ontario
1987 The Concept Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1989 Thielsen Galleries Inc., London, Ontario
1994

Eric Atkinson Landmarks (catalogue),
London Regional Art and Historical Museums, London, Ontario

1997 Scottish Journey, Thielsen Galleries Inc., London, Ontario
2000 Hartlepool Art Gallery, England
Thielsen Galleries Inc., London, Ontario - Retrospective
2001 Wallace Galleries, Calgary
2002 Moore Gallery, Toronto
2002 Land Marks, Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB
2002

Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, Atkinson, Lewis, Frost.

2006 Moore Gallery Ltd., Toronto,  Standing Stones
2007 Gallery Lambton, Sarnia.
2008 Thielsen Gallery, Objective – Subjective.
2010

Museum London, Eric Atkinson Drawings.

2011 St. Thomas-Elgin Art Centre,  12 Major Drawings
2011

Fanshawe Scroll, London, ON

2013 Moore Gallery Ltd., Toronto
2013

Circle Arts.

2013 Thielsen Gallery, London, ON
2014 Beaverbrook Gallery, Fredricton, NB
 
Selected Group Exhibitions
 
1952 Irving Galleries, London, England
Leicester Galleries, London, England
Tooth Gallery, London, England
1953 Artists Under 30, RBA Galleries, London, England
Annual Contemporary Exhibition, Wildenstein Gallery, London, England
Artists House, Manette, London, England
Figures in Their Setting, Contemporary Art Society Exhibition, Tate Gallery, London, England
1954 London Group Exhibition, New Burlington Galleries, London, England
Contemporary Art Society Collection, Tate Gallery, London, England
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, England
1958 Austin Hayes Gallery, York, England
British Painting, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England
Parkinson Gallery, Leeds University, Leeds, Yorkshire
1959 St. John’s College, York University, York, England
John Moore’s Liverpool Exhibition No.2, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England
Yorkshire Artists Exhibition, City Art Gallery, Leeds, Yorkshire
Nine Painters From N.E. (selected by Victor Pasmore”, Hatton Gallery,
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
1960 Ten Younger English Painters, Redfern Gallery, London, England
1963 John Moore’s Liverpool Exhibition No.3, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England
Galeries Charles Lienhard, Zurich, Switzerland
1964 Atkinson and Slade, Lane Gallery, Bradford, Yorkshire
1965 Leeds International Exhibition Exchange Stadthausgalerie, Dortmund, Germany
Leeds Staff Exhibition, University of Alberta, Canada
Then and Now, Leeds Institute Gallery, Leeds, Yorkshire
1966 Form and Image, Leeds Institute Gallery, Leeds, Yorkshire
Susan Bolard Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
1967 Edinburgh 100, Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
1968 Alliance in Art: Contemporary American and British Art, Sotherby Gallery, Washington, DC
Leeds Ten, Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham, England
Leeds Ten, Park Square Gallery, Leeds, Yorkshire
1969 British Council Touring Exhibition, Arts Council of Great Britain, Tel-Aviv, Israel
1970 British Painting, Corcoran Gallery, Gallery and British Embassy, Washington, DC
Seven Artists, Althouse College, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
Fanshawe College Basic Year Exhibition, Rothman Gallery, Stratford, Ontario
1971 Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario
Kingpitcher Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1974 Collectors Choice, Playhouse Gallery, Leeds, Yorkshire
1977 Viewpoint, Atkinson, Forrest, Fansy, McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario
Saskatoon/London Exchange, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1978 London/Banff Exchange, Whyte Gallery, Banff, Alberta
1980 Lewis Collection, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Area Artists Part I, London, Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario
Atkinson, Frost, Thubron, Chadwick, Thielsen Galleries Inc., London, Ontario
1981 Atkinson-Lorcini Preview, McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
1981-82 Fanshawe College Arts Faculty Exhibition, University of Windsor and Woodstock Art Gallery, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario
Exhibition with photographers Edward & Cole Weston, Zenith Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1984 Associates, Zelenak, Atkinson, Paterson Ewen, London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario
1991 Concept Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1993 Down by the Riverside, London Regional Art and Historical Museums, London, Ontario
1995 David Lewis, Eric Atkinson, Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Escapes, London Regional Art and Historical Museums, London, Ontario
1996 Forty Years Friendship,Terry Frost, David Lewis, Eric Atkinson, Warren
MacKenzie, Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1997 Summer Exhibition, Wallace Galleries, Calgary, Alberta
1998 Recollections, Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool, England
Scanning the Contemporary Landscape, Atkinson, Fenwick, Stubbs, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario
1998-99 Links Between Artists in Cornwall and Leeds University, The Tate Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall, England
1999 Landmarks, McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. Eric Atkinson and Dr. Grant Young: an artist and a geologist respond to the landscape
2000 Hartlepool Art Gallery, Hartlepool, England, retrospective exhibition & Book Signing “The Incomplete Circle”, Art & Education edited by David Lewis
Exhibition & Book signing Volunteer committee, London Musuem
2002 2002 “Serious Pleasure”, Centro D’Arte; Modigliani Palazzina Direzionale, Florence, Italy
2003 Leeds City Art Gallery, Centenary Exhibition, U.K.
Moore Gallery Ltd., “Summer Exhibition”, Toronto, On
2004 Thielsen Galleries, “Huronia”, London, Ontario
2004 Group Drawing Show, Thielsen Gallery, London, On
2005 Selection from the Permanent Collection: Museum London.
2006 Moore Galllery, Toronto.
2007

Selected Recent Axquisitions:
Gallery Lambton, Sarnia.

2007

Moore Gallery, Toronto, Watercolours & Drawings.

2007

Circle Arts Gallery: Toronto

2007

Recent Acquisitions: Museum London.

2008 “Objective Subjective Landscapes” Thielsen Gallery, London.
2009

Christie’s Gallery, South Kensington, London, U.K.
Hartlepool Art Gallery U.K. “Permanent Collection.
Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds University, U.K.

2009

Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton                    

2010 Thielsen Gallery, “Journey’s”  Selected Drawings.
Museum London, Retrospective Drawings 1944 – 2010.
McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, “Acquisitions”
2010

Stanley & AudreyBurton Gallery, Leeds University.

2011

Moore Gallery Toronto, “Landscape to Worldscape”
St. Thomas-Elgin Art Centre “12 Major Works”
Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
“Venus & Demarco & Beuys and Friends”
Thielsen Gallery, 20 Small & Large Works.

2012 Varley Art Gallery, Markham, On. “Foundation Exhibition”
Thielsen Gallery, “Collectors Choice”.
Circle Art Gallery, Tobermory, “Gallery Artists”,
Wallace Gallery, Calgary.
Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
2013 Basic Design, Leeds Archives, Tate Gallery, U.K.