Albert Irvin was born in London in 1922. In the early 1940’s he attended Northampton School of Art, before joining the Royal Air Force in 1941 to serve as a navigator. After the War Irvin enrolled  at Goldsmiths College, graduating in 1950. In 1962  he returned to Goldsmiths, where he taught for over twenty years.

In 1980 he began working with Advanced Graphics London,  allowing Irvin to expand on many of his characteristic traits as an artist, quickly affirming his reputation as one of Britain’s foremost printmakers.

The Albert Irvin Estate is represented by Gimpel Fils, London and Advanced Graphics London.