Description & Technical information

Gillian Ayres was one of Britain’s most significant abstract painters. Her paintings, often on a huge scale, are known for her generosity of colour and paint, sometimes an inch or two thick in places. She explored colour and space by pouring, dripping and staining paint on the canvas, and became a leading figure in a generation of British artists who were responding to the latest international developments of the Abstract Expressionists working in Paris and New York.

Date:  1958
Period:  20th century
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 106 x 26.2 cm (41³/₄ x 10³/₈ inches)
Provenance: Gifted by the Artist to John Rivers Coplans (1920-2003), thence by family descent,
Private Collection, U.K.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints