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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 ...