Bouverie HOYTON

Edward Bouverie HOYTON RS FRSA

Born in Lewisham, he studied etching under Stanley Anderson at Goldsmith's College.  In 1926 he won the coveted Prix de Rome and spent the next three years at the British School in Rome, travelling widely in Italy, France, Greece and Spain.  In the early 1930s, Devon and the West Country were a source of subjects for his works, although by 1933 he was living in the London area.

He became Lecturer in Engraving at Leeds College of Art in 1934, and in 1941 was appointed Principal of Penzance School of Art. He retired in 1965 to concentrate fully on his etching, and became Vice-President and Chairman of STISA, eventually stepping down in 1981.

Although he also painted in oils and watercolours, his etchings are considered his finest works. His wife, Inez, also an artist and teacher, first came to West Cornwall in 1942.


Painter and etcher

works and access

Works include: The Causeway, Marazion; Tresco, Isles of ScillyNanjizel Beach Cove; Ground Swell, Scillies (1943);  Rocking Stone, Isles of Scilly (1942); and etched portraits of Graham Sutherland and Naum Gabo, Mussolini and the Pope; Newlyn Old Harbour (signed); 

Access to work: British Museum; V&A, London; University of Wales, Aberystwyth (215 etchings, 6 woodcuts and 66 watercolours and drawings,1920-1980)

Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Penzance: Portraits of Canon Buckley (c1912-1960) and Guy Gibson VC (1918-1944);  

Norway Gallery, St Ives (a collection of his Cornish etchings)


RA (11) 1925 (his first show) until 1933

STISA 1925-33, 1951 Festival of Britian Touring Show

Tony Sanders New Gallery

University Wales, Aberystwyth


National Society 1931

RS 1931

RBA 1936; 

NSA Council (Chairman) 1940s, 1952 (Hon Life Member)

 FRSA 1958

STISA 1951-88 (Vice President and Chairman)

misc further info



Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn: Diary of a Gallery;


Tovey (2003) Creating a Splash

Waverly (2003) Penzance School of Art 1853-2003

WCAA Exhibition records


Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF) Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly: Oil Paintings in Public Ownership