Dorothy Mead Chessboard 1958

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Artwork details

Artist
Dorothy Mead 1928–1975
Title
Chessboard
Date 1958
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 760 x 640 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Andrew Forge 1971
Reference
T01493
Not on display

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Dorothy Mead was first taught by Bomberg at Dagenham School of Art. There, his insistence that individual exploration was more important than technical concerns caused her to complain to the college. Later, she became a devoted follower and was a founder member of the Borough Group.

This is one of a series of works made by Mead. Though the subject matter and colouring are quite different from the work of Bomberg and other Borough students, the use of thick paint and strong diagonal brushmarks is typical.

July 2004

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