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Alan Boyson

Alan Boyson

English muralist, born 1930
Alan Boyson
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Intro English muralist, born 1930
Is Artist Educator Lecturer Art educator Muralist
From United Kingdom
Type Arts Academia Education
Gender male
Birth 1 January 1930
Age 91 years
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Alan Boyson, RCA (born 1930), is an English muralist and sculptor, who worked chiefly in glass, ceramic and concrete.

Boyson studied at Manchester Regional School of Art from 1950–1954, and at the Royal College of Art from 1954–1957. He was subsequently a lecturer at the School of Ceramics in Wolverhampton College of Art, during which time he established his own studio and began taking commissions.

An Associate of the Royal College of Art, Boyson worked until c. 2004. As well as public works, he also made smaller pieces.

When his mural The Tree of Knowledge, at the former Cromwell Secondary School in Salford, was given statutory protection by English Heritage, they said:

It has a high level of aesthetic and artistic quality represented in a bold and striking composition


The Tree of Knowledge

Boyson's works include:

  • decorative features and font, The Church of the Epiphany and St John, Corby (1960–1961)
  • The Tree of Knowledge, Salford (1962; Grade II listed in 2009)
    • a ceramic tiled wall for the entrance hall of the same building (since lost)
  • the Co-Op Mosaic in Kingston upon Hull (1963; now locally listed)
    • a mural depicting a shoal of fish, inside the same building
  • concrete screens, City Arcade, Lichfield (1963; lost)
  • glass-tile mural, Parkfields Cedars Grammar School (now Price Charles Avenue campus of Derby College), Derby (1969; now hidden behind partition wall)
  • glass screen and decorative ceiling, Halifax Building Society headquarters, Halifax (1970s)
  • stainless steel sculpture, NatWest Tower, London (late 1970s)
  • abstract stained-glass window, St Ann's Church, central Manchester (church is Grade II listed)
  • mural, Co-operative Insurance Society Building, Manchester (building is Grade II listed)
  • ceramic memorial, Birmingham Oratory (restored 2010)
  • pyramids, Concourse Shopping centre, Skelmersdale (lost)
  • mural, Queen's Hotel, Collyhurst
  • sculptured aluminium banking hall ceiling, Bank House (Bank of England), Leeds (since removed)
  • concrete frieze, Merseyway shopping centre, Stockport
  • fourteen ceramic Stations of the Cross and three holy water stoops, St Raphael's Church, Huddersfield Road, Millbrook, Stalybridge, Manchester (grade II listed; closed 2011)
  • tiles, George Cusick's greengrocery store (now in different ownership), Ashton Road, Denton, Manchester
  • concrete screen at Pendleton (now Salford) College
  • untitled mural, register office (former), Cygnet House, Gravesend, Kent
  • mosaic, unknown school, Gravesend (missing)
  • fibreglass sculpture, shopping centre Swinton, Greater Manchester (lost)
  • designs (unused) for reliefs at Spring Gardens Post Office, Manchester
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