John Walker, ‘Labyrinth III’ 1979–80
John Walker
Labyrinth III 1979–80
© John Walker

He studied at Birmingham College of Art from 1955 to 1960. Typical of his large-scale paintingsof that period is Study (acrylic and canvas collage on canvas, 2.2×3.0 m, 1965; London, Tate), in which folded and dramatically lit shapes are presented against a sprayed fencelike background. He continued looking to the American models of Abstract Expressionism and Post-painterly Abstraction.