biography of Stanley William HAYTER (1901-1988)

Birth place: London, England

Addresses: Paris 14, France

Profession: Painter, instructor

Studied: King's College, Univ. London.

Exhibited: many exhibs. in U.S., England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan, Italy, and Mexico; Corcoran Gal. biennial, 1947; WMAA, 1945-50, 1960; AIC, 1947, 1949; Tokyo Print Biennale, 1960 (prize); Hirschl & Adler Gal., NYC, 1998 (surrealism exhib.). Awards: Chevalier, Legion d'Honneur, France; Commander of the British Empire

Work: NGA; MoMA; MNAA; Victoria & Albert Mus, London; Bibliothèque Nat., Paris; Bibliothèque Royale, Brussels

Comments: A highly influential abstract painter-etcher who taught many young modernists at his famous experimental "Atelier 1917" in Paris, and in NYC after the outbreak of WWII. His approach to art was based on the surrealist principle of "automatic drawing." Auth.: New Ways of Gravure, London, 1949; About Prints, London, 1962; Nature and Art of Motion, New York, 1965; also contributor to: ArtNews, Transformation, Graphis, Documents and other magazines. Other teaching: Slade School & Royal College Art, London, and in many colleges and art schools in the U.S.