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Norman Ackroyd, CBE, RA is an English artist known primarily for his aquatint work.


Ackroyd, Norman was born on March 26, 1938 in Leeds, United Kingdom. Son of Albert Ackroyd and Clara Briggs.


Ackroyd attended Leeds College of Art from 1957 to 1961 and the Royal College of Art, London from 1961 to 1964, where he studied under Julian Trevelyan.


at Mickelson Gallery, Wash. 1973, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1988, Anderson Oday Gallery, London 1979, 1988, Dolan Maxwell Gallery, Phila. 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989; British Institute Print Biennale He lives and is based in Bermondsey, London. Subsequently he lived for several years in the United States. He was elected to the Royal Academy of Art in 1988 and appointed Professor of Etching, University of the Arts, in 1994.

He was elected Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 2000, and in 2007 was made CBE for services to Engraving and Printing.


  • painting

    • Evening Snow, Coniston

    • 1st Millbank Print

    • Little Utah

    • Burnham Overy Staithe

    • Trees and Rain-Kingston Lisle

    • Millbank, Black Version

    • Cormorant

    • Stac an Armin Evening

    • Study of Sunlight

    • The Avenue at Avington

    • Flowers At A Window

    • Gentle Rainstorm

    • Cartmel Fell

    • Overy Marshes

    • Holkham Beach at Sunset

    • Midsummer Morning, Charleston


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: British history, archaeology, cricket.


Married 1st Sylvia Buckland in 1963 (dissolved in 1975) two daughter. Married 2nd Penelope Hughes Stanton, one son one daughter.

Albert Ackroyd

Clara Briggs

Sylvia Buckland

Penelope Hughes Stanton, one son one