Tuesday, October 21, 2008

who is robert lyons?

I don't know...but I love this artwork with his signature on it that I bought last weekend at an estate sale:

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh I love his stuff! I have a signed one too. It's a couple of Jamaican looking musicians.
Allie in MI

Muddlepud said...

That's really neat. Good find!

elizabeth said...

LOVE it.

dawn said...

wow. I love it.

Anonymous said...

How much was the painting? If you dont mind me asking. I acquired 3 paintings and was curious about the artist and their value. I cant seem to find anything on Robert Lyons. My name is Samantha and I dont have a google account, so if you could please, if you do have any information e-mail me at samanthaswinford@rocketmail.com. I would appreciate it very much.

superminx said...

I just got a robert lyons at the thrift shop. it's a really cool looking cat. I'll post it on flickr. Did you find out anything?

Andi

Richard said...

Hi, There is some info on him at http://kopeikingallery.com/artists/view/robert-lyons.

Cheers!

superminx said...

I don't think it's the same Robert Lyons, Richard.

The Clarendons said...

Hey - I was surfing around to find out about him myself, because I came across one of his prints (for $2!) at a thrift shop and bought it. It's a Calypso Lady, and I noticed her male counterpart just sold on eBay for $50 - woo hoo! The frame on the eBay piece was the same as mine, and the print is marked 1963. Your frame actually looks very similar. Unfortunately, the frame on mine is in far worse condition - the woodgrain contact paper is peeling away around the front edges. I've got to do something about that....

I LOVE yours, BTW - the abstraction of those hands.... Happy hunting, and happy 2011!

Sue

Tim & Gail Mew said...

My wife and I live in Australia and found a Robert Lyons print [?] in an old antique shop.
Bought it and it has a 1963 date.
Again we also can not find out anything about Robert Lyons.
We assume he may be Jamaican and the print is of a Calypso Caribbean Woman.
Any info would be good.
What was a Robert Lyons print doing in Australia? Tim & Gail Mew

Anonymous said...

I just saw my two Robert Lyons in the movie "Rum Diary" and wante to know more. A female and male , mine are not in color

Stephen Moss said...

Well there is a Robert Lyons in the play 'Pitmen Painters' by Lee Hall which I saw this afternoon in London. He may be the same man. He was a tutor to a group of miners who became amateur painters under his tutelage. They became famous through his connexions with Henry Moore and Ben Nicholson. He was eventually promoted to a professorship at Edinburgh. Seems likely the same man as he was also a painter.

Stephen Moss spacemoss@hotmail.com