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Frank Bowling, William Thomson, Neil Stocker | Grabowski Gallery

Brochure relating to an exhibition, 1963
Published by: Grabowski Gallery
Year published: uncertain - some time between 1962 and 1964
Unpaginated.

image of Frank Bowling, William Thomson, Neil Stocker | Grabowski Gallery

Modest brochure for an exhibition of work by Frank Bowling, William Thomson and Neil Stocker, held at the Grabowski Gallery circa 1963. no exhibition dates are mentioned, but the work exhibited was produced in the years 1962 and 1963. Brochure features short biographical outlines on the artists, plus lists of the work exhibited.

Related people

»  Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

»  Neil Stocker

Born, 1926 - 1936 (probably 1931) in Sydney, Australia

»  William Thomson

Born, 1926 in Canada

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»  Grabowski Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Frank Bowling, William Thomson, Neil Stocker | Grabowski Gallery

Group show at Grabowski Gallery
Organiser: Grabowski Gallery

Exhibition of work by Frank Bowling, William Thomson and Neil Stocker, held at the Grabowski Gallery circa 1963. No exhibition dates are mentioned, but the work exhibited was produced in the years 1962 and 1963. The accompanying brochure featured short biographical outlines on the artists, plus lists of the work exhibited.

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Brochure relating to an exhibition, 1963

People in this exhibition

»  Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

»  Neil Stocker

Born, 1926 - 1936 (probably 1931) in Sydney, Australia

»  William Thomson

Born, 1926 in Canada

Exhibition venues

»  Grabowski Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Grabowski Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Grabowski Gallery, London operated between 1959 and 1975. It was the art gallery of a Polish pharmacist, located at 84 Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3. In 1962, it was the venue for Image in Revolt, a two-person exhibition of figurative paintings by two young artists, Derek Boshier and Frank Bowling. Both artists were at the time in their early to mid 20s. In the early 1960s (circa 1963) Grabowski Gallery again exhibited the work of Frank Bowling in a group show that also included the work of two other artists from Commonwealth countries: William Thomson (Canada) and Neil Stocker (Australia). Aubrey Williams, the Guyana-born British artist also had a solo exhibition at Grabowski Gallery, January 3 - 24, 1963. Three years earlier, Williams exhibited alongside Denis Bowen, Max Chapman, and Anthony Underhill, in an exhibition titled Continuum, at Grabowski Gallery in 1960.

The following summary was taken from cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=18823954 (15/6/09): “Mateusz Bronislaw Grabowski (1904-1976) was a Master of Pharmacy who graduated from The University of Stefan Batory in Vilnius. He came to The Great Britain with the Polish Army in 1940. After the war had ended, he established a pharmacy and a mail-order firm in London that sent medicines to Poland, and in 1959, he opened a modem art gallery. Grabowski Gallery was situated in the artistic district of London, in Chelsea at 84, Sloane Avenue, next to the Grabowski’s Pharmacy. The thing that made the Gallery distinguishing was the fact that it did not make profit. Grabowski promoted young and unknown artists of different nationalities according to the idea of ‘the art without borders’. In Grabowski Gallery, there took place the first exhibition of ‘pop-art’ in Europe. Many of the artists who showed their works of art there became well known and important for the British Art. In the 1960’s London was the biggest centre of western art. Grabowski Gallery found its place in the top of London galleries of modem art. Famous London critics came to see the exhibits, and reviews of the exhibitions could be read in many prestigious magazines. The Gallery was the expression of the personal passion for art of its owner.”

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1962

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Review relating to an exhibition, 1962

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»  Continuum

Group show at Grabowski Gallery. 1960

»  Image in Revolt

Group show at Grabowski Gallery. 1962

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»  Denis Bowen

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

»  Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

»  Max Chapman

Born, 1911 in London

»  Neil Stocker

Born, 1926 - 1936 (probably 1931) in Sydney, Australia

»  William Thomson

Born, 1926 in Canada

Continuum

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

Continuum

Brochure relating to an exhibition, 1960
Published by: Grabowski Gallery
Year published: 1960
Unpaginated.

image of Continuum

Modest four sided folded brochure of 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. Wiliams was represented by his Carib painting of 1960.

The back page of the brochure features 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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»  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

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»  Continuum

Group show at Grabowski Gallery. 1960

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»  Grabowski Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Aubrey Williams | Grabowski Gallery

Solo show at Grabowski Gallery. 1963
Date: 3 January, 1963 until 24 January, 1963
Organiser: Grabowski Gallery

Aubrey Williams’ first solo exhibition in London since 1959, took place at Grabowski Gallery. It featured some 17 paintings  and a further 12 gouaches. By now Williams had established a formidable career, having, since the early 1950s, exhibited in many different galleries across the UK and internationally. The exhibition was accompanied by a modest, but hugely important catalogue.

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1963

People in this exhibition

»  Aubrey Williams

Born, 1926 in Georgetown, Guyana. Died, 1990

Exhibition venues

»  Grabowski Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Image in Revolt

Group show at Grabowski Gallery. 1962
Date: 5 October, 1962 until 3 November, 1962
Organiser: Grabowski Gallery

Two-person exhibition of figurative paintings by two young artists, Derek Boshier and Frank Bowling. Both artists were in their early to mid 20s. The exhibition was held at Grabowski Gallery, London, which operated between 1959 and 1975, at 84 Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3.

An important review of Image in Revolt was written by George Sorley Whittet and appeared on pages 194 - 195 of Studio magazine, November 1962. This review, written by the editor of Studio, consisted of two one page reviews on each artist. Each review was accompanied by two small reproductions of the artists’ work.

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Review relating to an exhibition, 1962

People in this exhibition

»  Derek Boshier

Born, 1937 in Portsmouth, England

»  Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

Exhibition venues

»  Grabowski Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Image in Revolt | Derek Boshier and Frank Bowling

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1962
Published by: Grabowski Gallery
Year published: 1962
Unpaginated.

image of Image in Revolt | Derek Boshier and Frank Bowling

As with other Grabowski Gallery catalogues, the publication produced for Image in Revolt is modest, but of immeasurable importance. Few such catalogues are extant, thereby increasing the archival significance of such documents. Catalogue contents as follows:

Uncredited Portrait of Boshier, with one of his paintings.

Short Biography of Boshier

List of Boshier Works on View

Three Boshier reproductions over two pages

Three Bowling reproductions over two pages

List of Bowling Works on View

Short Biography of Bowling

Uncredited Portrait of Bowling, with one of his paintings

 

 

Related people

»  Derek Boshier

Born, 1937 in Portsmouth, England

»  Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

Related exhibitions

»  Image in Revolt

Group show at Grabowski Gallery. 1962

Related venues

»  Grabowski Gallery

London, United Kingdom