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The Blue Cloud
© the artist. Photo credit: University of Birmingham

The Blue Cloud 1996

John Walker (b.1939)

University of Birmingham

British painter and printmaker, born in Birmingham. He studied at Birmingham College of Art, 1955–60, then at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris, 1960–61. Although predominantly abstract, much of his work invokes ambiguous effects of space and volume. Study (1965, Tate) is on the scale of the *Post-Painterly work current at the time, but, in contrast to the flatness and brilliant hues cultivated by such work, it makes use of pictorial illusionism (the surface appears to fold open) and an earth-based colour scheme.

Text source: A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford University Press)


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