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British, 20th century, female.

Born 3 February, 1930.

Painter.

Situation Group.

Gillian Ayres studied at Camberwell School of Art in London from 1946 to 1950. She taught at Bath Academy of Art (1959-1965), St Martin’s School of Art in London (1965-1968), and Winchester School of Art (...

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 28 July 1933, in London.

Painter.

Situation Group.

Bernard Cohen is the brother of the well-known abstract painter Harold Cohen. He studied at St Martin's from 1950 to 1951 and at the Slade School from 1951 to 1954. From 1957...

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 1 May 1928, in London.

Painter, screen printer.

Computer Art.

Situation Group.

Harold Cohen is the brother of Bernard Cohen. He studied at the Slade School between 1948 and 1952 and then in Italy. From 1956 to 1959 he was Fellow in Fine Arts at the University of Nottingham and the received a bursary that enabled him to work in New York ...

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Dutch, 20th century, male.

Born 21 July 1920, in Amsterdam.

Painter (gouache), sculptor, potter, watercolourist, draughtsman. Figures, portraits, flowers, animals.

Groups: International Situationist, CoBrA, International Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus.

Having studied at a school of industrial art and at the fine arts academy in Amsterdam between 1940 and 1942, Constant began his career as a painter with works described as 'experimental' from 1945. In 1947, he joined the short-lived Surréalisme Révolutionnaire movement, as a result of which he met the Dane Asger Jorn. In 1948, he wrote the manifesto of the experimental Dutch group based in Amsterdam in the form of the magazine ...

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 3 October 1930, in Abinger (Surrey); died 20 May 2014.

Painter, collage artist, mosaicist. Murals.

Situation Group.

Robyn Denny studied in London from 1951 to 1954 at St Martin's School of Art and from 1954 to 1957 at the Royal College of Art. In ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 12 February 1902, in Alba (Piedmont); died 13 November 1964, in Alba.

Painter, monotype artist, mixed media.

Lettrism.

International Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus, Situationist International.

Originally a pharmacist, Gallizio was passionate about archaeology, ethnology and geology, and was a local councillor in his home town of Alba. He did not begin to paint until he was 53 years old. His friendship with Asger Jorn and the painter Piero Simondo inspired him to turn his pastille factory in Alba into the first 'Experimental Laboratory' of the ...

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 22 June 1932, in Pontardawe (Glamorgan); died 20 March 2004, in London.

Painter, graphic designer, printmaker, sculptor.

Situation Group.

Gordon House studied at Luton and St Albans Schools of Art. He spent two years working in an advertising agency and as an assistant to the Austrian artist Theador Kern, notably on the ecclesiastical sculptures of Buckfast Abbey in South Devon. From ...

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British, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA.

Born 7 May 1931, in Basingstoke.

Painter, collage artist, sculptor.

Situation Group.

Gwyther Irwin trained at the Central School in London but left London to live and work in New York. One of the later generation of collage artists, Irvine's work features choreographic assemblages of different strips of paper, arranged side-by-side to resemble metal blades. Essentially abstract in character, his works nonetheless retain a figurative aspect. He also produced wooden reliefs and oil paintings, characterised by the optical play of variations in the support surface. He received a number of public commissions in ...

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 13 January 1919, in Birkenhead.

Painter.

Situation Group.

Henry Mundy studied at Liverpool Art College and at Camberwell School of Art in London from 1946 to 1950 where teachers included Victor Pasmore, William Coldstream and Lawrence Gowing. He is married to the painter Gillian Ayres. He has taught at the Bath Academy of Art in Corsham and St Martin's School of Art in London....

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Danish, 20th century, male.

Born 1920, in Veirum or Vejrum (Jutland).

Painter, sculptor.

International Situationist group.

Jørgen Nash is six years younger than his brother Asger Jorn. In 1948 he stayed in Paris, becoming interested in the activities of the CoBrA group. On his return to Denmark, he became involved with the radical Situationism movement. In ...