British painter and commercial designer. He studied at the Royal College of Art in London (1954-57) and, between 1959 and 1961, lived in New York on a Harkness scholarship. Here he created paintings which combined the formal qualities of American Abstract painters, such as Mark Rothko and Sam Francis, with references to commercial American culture with its seductive colours and its stirring of desire and fantasy. His interest in the sources of the means of communication and the commercial photography of Irving Penn, Bert Stern and Ben Somoroff are close to the world of Pop Art. In 1972, he produced paintings in which he used manufactured components for tents, such as aluminium tubes, canvas and rope. As in the work of post-Minimalist painters like Robert Ryman and Richard Tuttle, those creations were based on the physical constitution of the painting as a stretched and suspended surface, playing with the relation between colour and form, design and structure.