Welcome to the website of the late John Hoyland (1934-2011), one of Britain’s leading abstract painters. Collected here is a selection of Hoyland’s work showing his progression from the hard-edge works of the early 1960s through to the intensely subjective paintings that marked his final decade

  • Paintings are there to be experienced, they are events.

    John Hoyland, 1979

  • Painting should be a seismograph of the person.

    John Hoyland, 2006

  • There is no place for cynicism, only joy, passion and wonderment, clarity and eagerness.

    John Hoyland, Tate Gallery talk, 1994

  • Painting is the will and the whole self in harmony, without self-deception.

    John Hoyland, Tate Gallery talk, 1994

Catalogue raisonné

If you own a painting by John Hoyland then please let us know. We’re compiling a complete catalogue of his paintings and need your help to track down those works in private hands.

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18 July, 2014   |   Announcement

Hoyland painting voted 10th most popular

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In the studio

Take a virtual tour of Hoyland’s former London studio (above). Or dip into his sketchbooks and scrapbooks to find out more about how he worked

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Spotlight on the archive

Read a fascinating interview from 1978 which reveals how Hoyland chose to deal with the legacy of Rothko

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