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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Contemporary Etchings: Freddy Theys

Sotheran's are delighted to have a collection of etchings by contemporary artist Freddy Theys on display as part of our Fine Prints & Maps exhibition. Freddy Theys was born in Antwerp and he originally studied Electronic Engineering and then Life Drawing at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp. He still spends the majority of his time in Belgium, visiting Scotland regularly for inspiration for his intricate etchings.

THEYS, Freddy. Trunk's Close, Edinburgh.

As well as taking inspiration from Scotland, he has also turned his attention to London, Russia, Antwerp and produced a series of ornithological hand-coloured engravings.

THEYS, Freddy. Palm Cockatoo (probosciger attermus).

His etchings and engravings are almost photographic in the precision of his observation and the drawing is truly impressive. Over the many years he has been visiting Scotland he has built up a remarkable portfolio of imagery inspired by the Highlands, Shetland, Orkney, Skye and the Outer Hebrides. 

THEYS, Freddy. Yesnaby, Orkney.

THEYS, Freddy. Cramond Ferry, Edinburgh.
His work is featured in numerous private and public collections world wide including those of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, National Portrait Gallery in London, City of Antwerp Portrait Gallery and Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.

Prices range from £50 - £300. View the full collection in the gallery and on our website.

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