exhibition, on the 30th anniversary of Dorothy Mead's death will be her
first ever retrospective and one-person exhibition. Amazingly, for the
first time in 30 years, the works have become available.
in the English art world was high during her lifetime; she was admired
by Bomberg, and leading art critics of the time, Lawrence Gowing, David
Sylvester, Andrew Forge. She was President of the Young Contemporaries
in 1958-59. Invited to show with the London Group from 1947, elected a
Member in 1959, Mead became its first ever female President in 1973.
Bomberg's pupil from 1944 to 1951 and was co-founder of the famous Borough
Group whose members included Creffield, Holden, Marr and Richmond.
1956 and 1960, at the Slade, she became the torch bearer of Bomberg's
teaching and inspired many young artists - Dubsky, Procktor were among
with Peter Blake, William Crozier, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Euan
Uglow and other contemporary artists in the sixties and was highly thought
of in England and abroad.
sixties and early seventies she moved gradually away from the Bombergian
model and developed her highly individual, almost impressionistic style
- with a wonderful palette and great composition. Beyond the surface lightness
and delicacy, however, the spiritual heritage and density of Bomberg's
teaching remained with her.
after Mead's death, this retrospective exhibition is a great opportunity
to give this immensely talented artist the tribute she so richly deserves.
note, where you see a red dot - -
the picture has been sold.
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