Born 1938, Leeds, England
Norman Ackroyd trained at Leeds College of Art from 1957-61 and then at the Royal College of Art in London from 1961-64 where he studued under Julian Trevelyan. He taught at Winchester College of Art and the Central School of Art in London. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1991 and was appointed Senior Fellow at the Royal College of Art in 2000. In 2007 Ackroyd was awarded the CBE for his services to engraving and printing.
Although best known for his etchings, Ackroyd's practice includes watercolour, mural painting and large scale archictectural commissions.
His work is represented in major public collections in the UK including the Arts Council, the British Council, the British Museum, the Tate Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Scottish National Gallery and the Royal Collection; his work is also held in collections in the USA, Holland, South Africa, Canada, Norway and Switzerland.