Terence la Noue worked extensively at Tyler Graphics from 1987 to 1993 and is represented in the National Gallery’s Kenneth Tyler Collection by a large body of work made in 1987 and 1991. He was born in Indiana in 1941 and trained at the Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware and the Hochschule für Bildende Kunst in Berlin. La Noue’s work is characterised by an intensive layering process, which was well accommodated by the Tyler workshop. The artist found that through collaboration with Ken Tyler and workshop staff he could achieve the heavily textured effects of his paintings in print.
In 1987 la Noue completed the Ritual series of 11 edition prints and 14 monographs. The works draw upon themes and symbols from la Noue’s wide travels, recalling African masks, Mexican weavings, and motifs from India, Nepal and Central America.
Last updated October 2015