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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 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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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 ...

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British, 20th century, male.

Born 27 October 1931, in Letchworth (Hertfordshire).

Painter, sculptor.

Situation Group.

Richard Smith trained at Luton and St Albans Schools of Art, and at the Royal College of Art in London from 1954 to 1957. He won a Harkness scholarship in ...