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Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism

Stuart Geddes upcoming curated project for the Royal West of England Academy, Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism will bring together works by Irvin and the major abstract expressionist artists that inspired him, including Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Sam Francis and Adolph Gottlieb from UK collections and works by Grace Hartigan and Jack Tworkov on loan from the USA, giving a unique chance to see so many of these important artists’ works in this country.

These will be shown alongside other leading British abstract artists, such as Peter Lanyon, Basil Beattie, Gillian Ayres, John Hoyland and Sandra Blow. A symposium at RWA in February 2019 will explore the exhibition content in relation to contemporary painting and legacies of abstract expressionism in the UK.

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by Stuart Geddes

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Find out more about this research project on the RWA website

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This research forms part of the Creative Practice as Research research priority area.