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Autumn Panorama

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Alfons Bytautas

AutumnPanorama
Autumn Panorama by Alfons Bytautas
Hand-coloured Etching
1997
52 x 129 cm

Reg. Number: G1207

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Alfons' imagery is deeply rooted in landscape, particularly in the landscape of the Borders. He is also an illustrator of various books of verse.

On his YouTube videos, Alfons Bytautas is seen demonstrating two processes; etching and photopolymer. He innovated the latter technique, radically reducing the need to use hazardous chemicals.

In addition to etching, silkscreen and lithography he produces paintings using casein tempera, gouache, and collage. His recent work is more abstract such as a series of diary prints for an exhibition called 'Lost Time'.

In an interview for Peel Magazine he says '...particular materials have sensual qualities that can act on the imagination by their look, feel and smell. The sweet sharp odour of pure turpentine always conjures up memories of being student at Edinburgh College of Art. The fragrant smell of melting beeswax that emanates when preparing an etching plate is also curiously evocative for me... Paper is hugely important to me and I hoard paper of all kinds. Ostensibly I buy paper for drawing and painting or for printmaking but secretly I buy it because it is such a sensual desirable object in itself. Though I do hope that I will get around to using all the paper I bought over the years before I finally depart from this earth.'

Alfons Bytautas was born in Selkirk in 1955. He trained at Edinburgh College of Art. In 1979 he became an etching technician at Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop. In 1983 studied at Atelier 17 in Paris under S.W. Hayter. Alfons has also lectured in printmaking at Edinburgh College of Art. He has exhibited widely throughout Scotland. His artwork is in many collections including Edinburgh College of Art; Leeds City Art Gallery; SAC, Borders General Hospital; National Library and City Art Centre.
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Since 1991 our charity has been assembling one of the largest and most prestigious Collections of original Scottish art in the country. These artworks are uniquely available for display in hospitals and other healthcare settings.


Art in Healthcare is truly committed to the important role that art plays in the healing environment but we need your help to properly maintain and build this unique Collection for the enjoyment and benefit of the hundreds of thousands of staff, patients and visitors who view it each year.


With your help we're able to:


Keep our Collection on display in hospitals and care homes
Support young artists at their degree shows
Buy artwork from professional artists
Provide fun-filled art workshops for patients and care home residents
Develop our training programmes for volunteers


Adopt an artwork from our Collection for just £3 a month and you'll receive:


Your name (or a loved one's) written next to your chosen artwork online
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Invites to Art in Healthcare's special events
First to view our latest Prestigious Print
Our colourful e-newsletter


"My patients really enjoy looking at our collection. Sometimes they even do an 'art tour' around the premises." ~ Barron Dental Practice


You can adopt an artwork in the gallery, if it hasn't already been adopted, by clicking the 'Adopt Me' button below the picture of the artwork.


Our Charity

Art in Healthcare is the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. We lend high quality, original artwork to hospitals and other healthcare settings and provide fun-filled art workshops and talks for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities.
Find out more about our work at Art in Healthcare.
Adopt an artwork
Donate with JustGiving

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Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair