Ardyn Halter

Ardyn Halter

I was raised in England and am now based in Israel. My work in printmaking and stained glass brings me back to England, so I work in both countries. From childhood I painted and exhibited, my earliest shows were at the age of 9 and 12 in the Haringey Library, used then for exhibitions of The Hornsey College of Art.

My work involves painting in oil, printmaking, stained glass, or drawing from life.

Covid restricted my travels and permitted me the luxury of uninterrupted work. I swam each morning before dawn in the sea and then painted and wrote during the day. As Covid restrictions eased, I resumed work on stained glass windows and was encouraged by Eames Fine Art to work on six new prints, working for the first time with Kip Gresham at Cambridge Prints, and on a commissioned stained-glass window for Cambridge University. The photograph above is of me with these six prints with one of each going to The Fitzwilliam Museum, and one of each to The Kasser Mocharty Foundation collection in the USA. These prints will also be shown for the first time in November at my forthcoming show at Eames Fine Art. Instead of an “official opening”, we’ll host a Circle Square event at the gallery.  

My larger commissioned work includes Tree of Life window at the St Johns Wood Synagogue, two large windows for The National Genocide Memorial, Rwanda (2004) Yad LaYeled (with my late father Roman Halter), Israel; and four windows in the library at Wilmington, Ohio, USA.

Collections featuring my work include The British Museum; The Victoria and Albert Museum; The British Library; The Israel Museum; The Tel Aviv Museum; The New York Public Library; The Fitzwilliam Museum; The Kasser Mocharty Foundation; The National Library of Ireland.
Share with Circle Square: Member Q&A 

What 3 words best describe you?
Looking, thinking, swimming

If you could offer your younger self one  piece of advice, what would that be?
Do what you are passionate about. Do not compromise.

What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
I cannot tell what is my greatest achievement, or indeed if I have any achievements.

Which person (dead or alive) would you most like to invite to dinner?
My wife’s father Yosef Dror, who died before I met my wife.
Olga Kyrilenko.
Robert Byron

How has age strengthened your advantage?
Focus and technique. Helping me to prioritize things.

What inspired you to join Circle Square?
It was more who: Nick Viner and Noam Tamir,  the what was their concept of mentoring others for the benefit of individuals and society.

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