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Willy Tirr, Flight III, c. 1983


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Willy Tirr, Flight III, c. 1983

Willy Tirr was born in Stettin, Germany in 1915. Fleeing the Nazis in 1938, he settled in England. After internment in England and Australia, he joined the army and ended the war in the Intelligence Corps. He taught at the Leeds College of Art through the 1950s and 1960s, as well as painting in a studio he built for himself adjoining his house. By 1970, he became a lecturer and then head of Fine Art at Leeds Polytechnic. In 1984, he was the artist-in-residence at the University of Wollongong, Australia. His work has been exhibited widely around Britain and in Switzerland, Israel, Germany, Canada and the United States. Tirr died in 1991.

Other works by Willy Tirr in the Ben Uri Collection
Acid Brown

There are works by Willy Tirr in collections at:
• Bradford University
• Leeds City Art Gallery
• Dean Clough, Halifax
• Bezalel National Gallery, Israel
• Woolongong University, Australia

18th Feb 2011

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