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Group show at Grabowski Gallery. 1960
Date: 18 October, 1960 until 12 November, 1960
Curator: Grabowski Gallery
Organiser: Grabowski Gallery

Group exhibition at Grabowski Gallery, 18 October - 12 November 1960. The exhibition featured Denis Bowen (b. South Africa, 1921), Max Chapman, (b. 1911, London), Anthony Underhill, (b. 1923, Australia), and Aubrey Williams (b. 1926, British Guiana). Featured four monochrome reproductions, plus very brief biographical sentences for each of the exhibiting painters.

The back page of the accompanying brochure featured a short text by one M.C. [possibly Max Chapman]: “Painting today seems bent on rocketing to a star-fall of de-personaliised non-art, but some figurative painters do not endorse such a charter.

Though buoyed by a shedding of a ballast of used-up imagery and the intake of modern techniques, they hold to a course within the physical envelope of human emotion.

Artists are subject to their ethos but art is a continuum, of which the binding thread is the individual spirit.

Bowen, Chapman, Underhill and Williams do not submit to tribal sanction. Their disciplines and decisions are personal. Their common ground is a determination to resist the demise of art by evaporation into pure idea. In this they oppose group thinking and general theoretic attitudes.”

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Brochure relating to an exhibition, 1960

People in this exhibition

»  Denis Bowen

Born, 1921 in Kimberley, South Africa. Died, 2006

»  Max Chapman

Born, 1911 in London

»  Anthony Underhill

Born, 1923 in Sydney, Autralia

»  Aubrey Williams

Born, 1926 in Georgetown, Guyana. Died, 1990

Exhibition venues

»  Grabowski Gallery

London, United Kingdom