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Victor Pasmore
Victor Pasmore

Victor Pasmore

Towards a New Reality


120 Pages, 9 x 10.75

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $79.99 (US $79.99) (CA $95.99)

Publication Date: February 2017

ISBN 9781848222083

Rights: US, CA & CN

Lund Humphries (Feb 2017)

Price: $79.99


Focusing on the period from 1930 to 1960, this outstanding publication considers the transition of Victor Pasmore (1908-1998) from one of Britain's leading figurative painters to one of its foremost exponents of abstract art. From Pasmore's own writings and those of his contemporaries, a fascinating picture emerges of the years in the late 1940s and early 1950s when lyrical landscapes – incorporating increasingly suggestive formal structures - were suddenly superseded by abstract paintings and collages and then by constructed reliefs. Seeking to explore these decades and later years, the book's featured works include the artist's earliest canvases through to his engagement with the controversial Apollo Pavilion in Peterlee, County Durham. Reproducing works from both public and private collections, this unique publication will stoke interest in an important period in British art history and will shed new light on a crucial stage in Pasmore's long career.

Author Biography

Elena Crippa is Curator, Modern and Contemporary British Art, at Tate. Previously, she worked as part of the Tate Research project Art School Educated: Curriculum Development and Institutional Change in UK Art Schools, 1960-2010. Anne Goodchild is a curator and writer. She was formerly the Senior Curator with Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust. Alastair Grieve is an art historian, previously at the University of East Anglia. He curated the Arts Council Touring Exhibition Victor Pasmore in 1980 and Anthony Hill's Retrospective Exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in 1983. He is the author of Constructed Abstract Art in England after the Second World War (2005) and The Sculpture of Robert Adams (1992).