Richard Allen

1933–1999

Richard Allen, ‘Untitled Systems painting (six sections)’ 1972
Untitled Systems painting (six sections) 1972
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Richard Allen (February 8, 1933 – February 9, 1999) was a British Minimalist, Abstract, Systems, Fundamental, and Geometric painter and printmaker. Allen worked prolifically from 1960 until his death, in 1999, from Motor Neurone Disease (known as Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS in North America).

During the winter of 2016/2017 Tate Britain exhibited its Richard Allen work, Six Panel Systems Painting (1972), in a BP Spotlight display.

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