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Graham Illingworth is rapidly becoming something of a paradox. While his exquisite work continues to appeal to an ever widening audience, it seems fewer people know and understand what motivates and inspires their creator. Preferring to shun the current trend for encouraging media exposure, Graham remains reclusive, maintaining an anonymity which allows him to express himself through his work. The result is a collection of paintings that illustrate a remarkable sensitivity and a unique empathy with foreign cultures.

Born in Brighouse in 1953, Graham Illingworth developed his prodigious talent during a childhood spent between mining roots of his home town, the lush green wilderness of the Kent Estuary and the spectacular architectural glory of the ancient city of York. Three years of formal art training and eight years in publishing helped hone his extraordinary skills, but it was his passionate interest in the mystical which motivated him to use his talent as a means of exploring the conflict between opposing forces.

Influenced by the magical and magnificent imagery of ancient foreign cultures, and inspired by the evocative themes of African, Japanese, and Chinese art, Graham developed a highly individual and intricate style. A style that transforms pen, ink and watercolour from a simple medium into a work of meticulous perfection…fine, sensuous originals which lose nothing of their passion and colour when reproduced as lithographic limited editions or handpulled silkscreen prints. In fact, it is these instantly recognisable silkscreen images which today are so highly coveted, prized and valued - to the point where every new edition is sold out and oversubscribed, not just prior to publication, but often before the original is even completed. All of which makes it even more remarkable that Graham continues to remain as much of an enigma as the evocative masterpieces he creates.

If you require an Illingworth print which we do not have in stock please contact us as we may be able to locate one on the secondary market.

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ORIGINALS - unpublished


  TITLE SIZE
  ENGLISH OAK 230mm x 240mm
  MULTISTEM MAPLE 230mm x 240mm
  REGENERATED GROWTH 230mm x 240mm
  FALL BACK 230x280 mm
  LAID BACK 230x280 mm

ORIGINALS - published

  TITLE SIZE
  SCORPIO 530x700

PRINTS

AP = Artist's proof.

  RELEASED TITLE SIZE
1986 FEATHER CORSAGE I (open print) 488x370mm
1986 FEATHER CORSAGE II (open print) 485x340mm
1987 NEMESIS COMES TO SWEEP 510x435mm
1987 PAUSE FOR THOUGHT 490x460mm
1987 NEMESIS & PAUSE FOR THOUGHT(pair) 510x435mm & 490x460mm
1987 PALM I 100x95mm
1987 PALM II 100x100mm
1987 PALM I & II (pair) 100x95mm & 100x100mm
1987 PLUME I 110x110mm
1987 PLUME II 110x110mm
1987 PLUME I & II (pair) 110x110mm & 110x110mm
1988 THE COMPROMISE REACHED 500x715mm
1989 HOME GROUND 515x715mm
1990 FLOATING SEED BORNE ON THE BREEZE 502x715mm
1991 MURMURINGS 520x715mm
1993 SORCERER 640x475mm
1993 SORCERESS 630x480mm
1993 SORCERER & SORCERESS (pair) 640x475mm & 630x480mm
1994 HALLOWEEN 715x540mm
1994 PISCES 730x550mm
1995 RIVERBANK & STILL WATERS (pair) 160x160mm & 180x160mm
1995 STANDING STONES 545x725mm
1995 WHAT YOU SEE IS NOT WHAT YOU GET (triptych) L 495x280mm
C 510x435mm
R 500x270mm
1996 CLOAK OF DARKNESS & BEARER OF ARMS (pair) 180x190mm & 165x185mm
1996 FOREST FLAME 520x725mm
1996 ENCAPSULATION OF A SPIRIT 725x535mm
SPR 1997 TO WALK ABROAD 730x540mm
SPR 1997 TO WALK ABROAD AP 730x540mm
SUM 1997 PANEL II 505x300mm
SUM 1997 PANEL II AP 505x300mm
WIN 1997 BEFORE THE COCK CROWS TWICE 515x500mm
WIN 1997 BEFORE THE COCK CROWS TWICE AP 515x500mm
SPR 1998 A CARNIVAL & A CELEBRATION (pair) 320x255mm & 310x230mm
SPR 1998 A CARNIVAL & A CELEBRATION (pair) AP 320x255mm & 310x230mm
SUM 1998 ACT OF BENEVOLENCE 660x470mm
SUM 1998 ACT OF BENEVOLENCE AP 660x470mm
WIN 1998 MARDI GRAS 430x540mm
WIN 1998 MARDI GRAS AP 430x540mm
SPR 1999 COVERT GLANCE 540x730mm
SPR 1999 COVERT GLANCE AP 540x730mm
SUM 1999 PANEL I 520x300mm
SUM 1999 PANEL I AP 520x300mm
SUM 1999 ACT OF BENEVOLENCE (triptych) PANEL I 520x300mm
CENTRE 660x470mm
PANEL II 505x300mm
SUM 1999 ACT OF BENEVOLENCE (triptych) AP PANEL I 520x300mm
CENTRE 660x470mm
PANEL II 505x300mm
WIN 1999 IN TOTAL DEFIANCE 545x720mm
WIN 1999 IN TOTAL DEFIANCE AP 545x720mm
SPR 2000 FLIGHT & INCENDIARY (pair) 245x325mm & 230x315mm
SPR 2000 FLIGHT & INCENDIARY (pair) AP 245x325mm & 230x315mm
SUM 2000 CEMENTING AN ALLIANCE 430x535mm
SUM 2000 CEMENTING AN ALLIANCE AP 430x535mm
WIN 2000 WIZARDRY 530x690mm
WIN 2000 WIZARDRY AP 530x690mm
SPR 2001 CANCER 530x725mm
SPR 2001 CANCER AP 530x725mm
SUM 2001 SPRITE & LONE SPRITE (pair) 300x370mm & 280x360mm
SUM 2001 SPRITE & LONE SPRITE (pair) AP 300x370mm & 280x360mm
SPR 2002 WILFUL SPRITE 525x720mm
SPR 2002 WILFUL SPRITE AP 525x720mm
SUM 2003 FALLING ANGEL 540x720mm
SUM 2003 FALLING ANGEL AP 540x720mm
SPR 2004 BEYOND THE WOOD AND ON THE EDGE 210mmx280mm each
SPR 2004 BEYOND THE WOOD AND ON THE EDGE AP 210mmx280mm each
WIN 2004 SCORPIO 547mmx725mm
WIN 2004 SCORPIO AP 547mmx725mm

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