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Printmaker, watercolourist and teacher, born in London. He studied at Goldsmiths’ College School of Art, 1918–26, then at British School in Rome, 1926–8. He went on to become principal of Penzance School of Art, 1941–66. With his wife Inez Hoyton, the artist, he was a notable figure in Newlyn art circles and showed widely locally as well as at RA, RBA, and elsewhere in the provinces. Hoyton’s work covered a wide range, from early prints in the manner of Samuel Palmer and F L Maur Griggs – as illustrated in The Studio volume Artists’ Country, by C Geoffrey Holme and G S Sandilands – to abstract etchings of Tresco, in the Isles of Scilly, of the late 1940s. He was also a notable portraitist. In all his work there is strong emphasis on sound draughtsmanship.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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