Artist profile

Alan Green

Alan Green (1932–2003) wanted to create ‘ordinary paintings as ordinary as the real world’. This came from his belief that, in the second half of the twentieth century, artists carried too much baggage to be able to experience ‘things’.

Green was one of the great British abstract artists whose formative years were spent in London in the 1960s. He was trained as an illustrator and graphic designer which freed him from the theoretical constraints of art history. In the mid–1960s he made field paintings (which were remarkably advanced for their time) in which his colour and its application dictated the form. His paintings are deliberately non-emotional and controlled.  

Biography

1932
Born in London
1949–53
Studied Beckenham School of Art
1953–55
National Service Korea and Japan
1955–58
Studied at the Royal College of Art, London
1958–59
Held teaching posts at Hornsey College of Art, Leeds Polytechnic and Ravensbourne College of Art

Selected exhibitions

2014
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2010
Museum Wiesbaden
2008
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2002
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
1998
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
1996
Gallery Kasahara, Osaka Base Gallery, Tokyo
1995
Galerij S65, Aalst, Belgium

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