Frank Bowling

born 1936

Frank Bowling, ‘Mirror’ 1966
Mirror 1966
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In Tate Britain

Biography

Richard Sheridan Franklin Bowling (born 29 February 1936), known as Frank Bowling, is a Guyana-born British artist who is widely considered to be one of the most distinguished artists to emerge from post-war British art schools. His paintings relate to Abstract expressionism, Color Field painting and Lyrical Abstraction.

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Artworks

Film and audio

Interview

Frank Bowling on Mirror 1966

Watch Frank Bowling speak about his painting Mirror 1966

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Artist's talk: Frank Bowling

Artist Frank Bowling in conversation with Courtney J Martin. Frank Bowling’s series of ‘poured’ paintings are the subject of ...
TateShots

Frank Bowling: From Figuration to Abstraction

The British artist explains why he made the change

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Frank Bowling

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

Frank Bowling joins Mel Gooding in conversation.

Features

Art Term

Négritude

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John Constable's The Opening of Waterloo Bridge: Tate Etc. at Tate Britain / Artists' Perspectives

In celebration of the reopening of Tate Britain, Tate Etc. invited a selection of artists from around the world to ...

Tate Papers

The Other Story and the Past Imperfect

The Other Story, 1989, the first retrospective exhibition of British African, Caribbean and Asian modernism, was received with derision and ...

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