Investigating how reputation is constructed and sustained, Robert Meyrick considers the canonical, professional and institutional forces that shape our cultural heritage. Sourcing, documenting, interpreting and displaying difficult-to-access artworks and archival materials, his research raises awareness of once influential now overlooked 20th-century British artists and collectors.
Through his writings, touring exhibitions, and public appearances, Robert Meyrick furthers our understanding and appreciation of British print history, art in Wales, and collecting practices. His books are the principal sources of reference for curators, dealers, and general audiences.
Several recent monographs and touring exhibitions have been co-researched, co-authored and co-curated with Dr Harry Heuser. These include monographs on painters Gwilym Prichard and Claudia Williams (Sansom 2013 & 2014) and for the Royal Academy of Arts, London, three exhibitions with accompanying books and catalogues raisonné examining the artworks and legacy of Royal Academician printmakers: Sydney Lee (2013), Stanley Anderson (2015), and Charles Tunnicliffe (2017).
Robert Meyrick and Harry Heuser are currently working on an exhibition and book (with catalogue raisonné) of prints by Harry Morley ARA RE (1881-1943) who, during the 1920s, was instrumental in reviving interest in traditional egg-tempera painting techniques as well as historic line engraving practices.