Victor Pasmore


Victor Pasmore, ‘Interior with Reclining Women’ 1944–6
Interior with Reclining Women 1944–6
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Edwin John Victor Pasmore, CH, CBE (3 December 1908 – 23 January 1998) was a British artist. He pioneered the development of abstract art in Britain in the 1940s and 1950s.

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    Late At Tate: Chris Stevens

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    Objective abstraction

    The term objective abstraction refers to a non-geometric style of abstract art developed by a group of British artists in …

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