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20th Century British Art
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REYNOLDS, ALAN (1926)

Abstract AR77

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Graphite on board, signed on mount and dated 1977.

14 x 19 cm (approx. 7.5 x 5.5 inches)

British landscape, figurative and abstract painter.

Alan Reynolds was born in 1926 in Sulfolk. He taught himself to paint, having left school at the age of fourteen. He went on to attend the Woolwich School of Art and then won a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Art from 1952 to 53 .

He taught at the Central School of Art and design and at St Martins.  In 1985 at St Martins he became senior Lecturer in painting.  He first exhibited with the London group in 1950. Since then he has exhibited in many national and international exhibitions across the world including The Tate Gallery, The museum of Modern Art in New York, The National Gallery in Canada.  
The art of Alan Reynolds spans over five decades, and continues to develop. This exhibition explores the first fifteen years of his painting career. Since 1978, he has been represented by Annely Juda Fine Art, with whom he has held six one-man shows. His work is also regularly exhibited at galleries and museums in Germany, and in 2003, a career retrospective was held at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge.
He was first known as a landscape painter, but changed to a totally abstract style from the 1960's. He now lives and works in Kent.