Biography

1911 Born in Northwood, Middlesex
1929-31 Studied at the Slade School of Art
Studied at Academia Ranson and Atelier Colarossi, Paris
1933 Studied at the Academy Schools
1935-51 Exhibited with the London Group
1937 Moved to live and work in Paris
Fought with the Commandos
1942 Became a POW
1945 Studied at the Central School of Art
1950 Visited Cornwall for the first time
1954 Included in the book 'Nine Abstract Artists'
1954-56 Taught at the Central School of Art
1957 Took a studio in Penwith, Cornwall
1958 Retrospective at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
1963 Won First Prize at the John Moores Exhibition
1964 Represented Britain at the Venice Biennale
1965 Moved permanently to Cornwall
1968 Awarded a CBE
1972 First works with poster paint
1975 Died after a long illness

Selected solo exhibitions

1936 Bloomsbury Gallery, London
1952 Gimpel Fils, London
1958 Insitute of Contemporary Arts, London
1961 Galerie Charles Lienhard, Zurich
1963 Waddington Galleries, London
1966 Waddington Galleries, London
1971 Waddington Galleries, London
1974 Serpentine Gallery, London
1977 Waddington Galleries, London
1981 Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
1985 Redfern Gallery, London
1989 Redfern Gallery, London
1993 Hayward Gallery, London
1997 Tate Gallery, St. Ives
2001 Belgrave Gallery, London
2007 Jonathan Clark & Co., London
2011 Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance

Selected group exhibitions

1933 Wertheim Gallery, London
1935 New Burlington Galleries, London
1948 Academy Hall, London
1952 Tate Gallery, London
1955 Redfern Gallery, London
1957 Redfern Gallery, London
1960 The Hermitage, Leningrad
1962 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
1968 Waddington Galleries, London
1974 Hayward Gallery, London
1979 Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
1984 Artcurial, Paris
1989 Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1992 Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh
1998 Royal Academy, London
2002 Barbican Centre, London
2005 City Art Gallery, Southampton

Collections

Arts Council Collection, London
British Council Collection
British Museum
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard
Government Art Collection
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
National Portrait Gallery
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Tate Gallery, London
Victoria & Albert Museum
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven

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