Here at the Modernist Society we have always been big fans of Alan Boyson, ceramicist, muralist and sculptor. Alan died last week, aged 88 and here we pay a small tribute to him and his many projects.
Alan worked accross the UK including numerous significant pieces in Greater Manchester. These include the Tree of Knowledge at Cromwell Road School, Salford (listed grade II); the concrete screen of the Merseyway Car Park, Stockport and the Stations of the Cross at St.Raphael the Archangel, Stalybridge. (more info)
Many of the above photos are courtesy of Christopher Marsden who recorded and tirelessly championed Alans work.
There is currently a campaign to list what is probably Alan's largest work, the Three Ships mosaic in Hull. The Hull Heritage Action Group has a petition signed by more than 5000 people in its bid to list the mosaics. Why not sign the petition as your own little tribute to this prolific and significant artist.
Alan Boyson 1930-2018