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Gillian Ayres

 

 

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(b London, 3 Feb 1930).

English painter. She studied at Camberwell School of Art, London (194650), where she detested the influence then prevalent of the EUSTON ROAD SCHOOL, and she worked at the AIA Gallery in London (19519) and the Bath Academy, Corsham, Wilts (195965). Painters such as Henry Mundy (b 1919), Roger Hilton, Robyn Denny (b 1931) and Howard Hodgkin were close friends. In 1960 she took part in the Situation exhibition at the RBA Galleries in London but, unlike most of her colleagues, who worked in a cool hard-edge style, she painted in a free tachist manner inspired in part by photographs of Jackson Pollock working on the floor. From 1964 to 1976 she worked in acrylic, producing powdery, close-toned canvases that were similar in their textures to the contemporary work of the Americans Jules Olitski and Larry Poons.

 


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