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Pale Blue Abstract 1

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Copnall’s bold and large works are reminiscent of American Abstract Expressionism. Yet his work is more controlled: the colour is painted, not poured and the layers of colour built up are precise.

Copnall has had a long and distinguished career. His work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy; the Hayward, Serpentine and Whitechapel galleries in London; the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and is in many public and private collections, including Aberdeen Art Gallery, the Arts Council and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.

Addenbrooke's Hospital



acrylic on canvas


H 100 x W 100 cm

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purchased, 2001

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Addenbrooke's Hospital

Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 0QQ England

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