Bryan Senior The Early Paintings 1958-61

ISBN: 9780957380219
Artist(s): Bryan Senior
Format: paperback
Year published: 2013
Publisher: The Court Gallery
Total Pages: 68
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout with many paintings.


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A powerful series of London paintings completed between 1958 and 1961 featuring Camden Town, the railways at Kentish Town and Primrose Hill and views of Hampstead Heath.

Born in Bolton, Senior studied at Clifton College, Chelsea School of Art and Cambridge University where he read Modern Languages. He lived in London from 1957 and exhibited widely including with the Redfern Gallery, Wildenstein, Roland Browse and Delbanco and Arnolfini Gallery. His early work showed him to be in sympathy with the ‘Kitchen Sink’ group of painters who concentrated on ordinary domestic scenes employing heavy impasto to create highly textured paint surfaces. A major exhibition of works painted in this manner was staged at The Art Gallery, Bolton in 1961. He had a wide range of solo shows, including Crane Kalman and Fieldborne Galleries, Architectural Association, Richard Demarco Gallery in Edinburgh, Ashgate Gallery in Farnham and abroad, including Ireland, Italy and America. Writing about his work he has said, ‘Painting has provided for me a vital link with the visible and tangible world – the only one to which, I feel, we can honestly relate. My subjects are the people, places, and things I have known. With these I identify, and I aim in my work to give them memorability and some degree of permanence. Hence I have remained a figurative artist, and a Realist.’


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