Frank Bowling

born 1934

Frank Bowling, ‘Who’s Afraid of Barney Newman’ 1968
Who’s Afraid of Barney Newman 1968
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Richard Sheridan Franklin Bowling (born 26 February 1934), known as Frank Bowling, is a Guyana-born British artist. His paintings relate to Abstract expressionism, Color Field painting and Lyrical Abstraction.

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Frank Bowling on Mirror 1966

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Artist's talk: Frank Bowling

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Frank Bowling: From Figuration to Abstraction

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Frank Bowling was born in Guyana in 1936 and he studied at the Royal College of Art with David Hockney ...

BP Artist Talk: Frank Bowling

Frank Bowling joins Mel Gooding in conversation.


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