Derek James Hyatt was born on February 21, 1931 in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, and died on December 8 2015,
He was a British landscape painter.
He attended grammar school in his hometown.
After which, Hyatt attended Leeds College of Art from 1948 to 1952.
He served with the Royal Air Force and attended Norwich University of the Arts part time.
He was offered a scholarship in 1957, by The Royal College of Art, and Hyatt became the editor of the college’s journal Ark.
Derek began teaching as a visiting lecturer at the Kingston College of Art in 1954.
Then he moved back to his native Yorkshire in 1964, to teach at Leeds Beckett University.
After which he moved to Collingham and also owned a farmhouse in Bishopdale.
Hyatt was named a Companion of the Guild of St George, in 1990.
Derek Hyatt was made a member of the International Artists for Nature Foundation in 1995 and best known for his abstract depictions of the Yorkshire moors.
In 2001, Derek work was exhibited at the Cartwright Hall in Bradford, the exhibitions took place at the London’s Art Space Gallery in 2012 and 2014.
Rosamond Rockey was his wife from 1960 until her death in 2015.
The couple had one daughter, Sally.
Derek Hyatt passed away at 84 yrs old.