Andrew Lanyon

Andrew Lanyon was born and still lives in Cornwall. He studied filmmaking in the late 60s and spent several years as a photographer presenting a major touring show The Rooks of Trelawne at The Photographer’s Gallery in 1976. He has self-published limited edition letterpress books since 1987, beginning with Deadpan, the first of the Rowley series that still continues. As well as over 30 artist’s books, he has produced larger-run publications such as A Fairy Find (Portobello Books) and Circular Walks Around Rowley Hall (Atlas Press) both 2006. He has written highly acclaimed books on his father the painter Peter Lanyon, Alfred Wallis as well as other painters, sculptors, writers and poets. During the mid 90s, alongside painting, collage and writing, Lanyon returned to filmmaking, the first was Splatt dhe Wertha (Plot for Sale), an award-winning Cornish language film directed by Bill Scott. Other films include Laughing Gas, Badly Parked Car and Fairy Questions Answered. His work is in private and public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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