Albert Irvin

Albert Irvin, OBE, RA (1922-2015)

was a noted abstract expressionist painter and printmaker. He was born in London and studied at Northampton School of Art 1940-41 and after five years war service he studied further at Goldsmiths’ College School of Art in south London 1946-50. Irvin exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1948-51 and with the New English Art Club and the London Group. His first solo show was held 57 Gallery, Edinburgh 1960 and there were many subsequent shows including with The New Art Centre and Gimpel Fils. A major retrospective of his work from 1960-1989 was held at the Serpentine Gallery 1990. Irvin recommenced exhibiting with the Royal Academy in 1987 and was elected a Royal Academician in 1998, and appointed OBE in 2013. His work is represented in many public collections in Britain and abroad, including Arts Council of Great Britain; Birmingham City Art Gallery; British Council; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Manchester City Art Gallery ; Tate Gallery, London; and Victoria and Albert Museum, London. He lived in London for many years.

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