Frank Bowling


Publisher: Royal Academy of Arts

Publication Date: March 01, 2016

ISBN: 9781910350515

Binding: Hardback

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This volume - newly available in paperback - is the first ever comprehensive monograph on the art of Frank Bowling. Born in British Guiana in 1934, Bowling arrived in England in his late teens, going on to study at the Royal College of Art alongside David Hockney and Derek Boshier. By the early 1960s he was recognised as an original force in the vibrant London art scene, with a style that brilliantly combined figurative, symbolic and abstract elements. Dividing his time between London and New York since the late 1960s, he has developed a unique and virtuosic abstract style in which certain formal aspects of American painterly abstraction are assimilated to a treatment of light and space that recollects the great English landscape painters Gainsborough, Turner and Constable. In a compelling text Mel Gooding establishes Bowling as one of the finest British artists of his generation. AUTHOR: Mel Gooding is an art writer, critic and curator. His many publications include monographs on the art of Patrick Heron (1994), Gillian Ayres (2001), Ceri Richards (2003), John Hoyland (2006) and Merlyn Evans (2010). SELLING POINTS: The first in-depth study of the Guiana-born painter Frank Bowling Based between London and New York, this book celebrates a truly international artist Demonstrates the full range of Bowling's output, featuring works from throughout his forty-year career 110 colour