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Copyright the artist
 Smith, Jack (1928 - 2011)
UK

Child Writing, 1954

Oil on board;
152 x 121.9 cm
Social Art After the War (Kitchen Sink Painters)

UID 102-543



Biography

British painter. He studied at the Sheffield College of Art (1944-46), St Martin's School of Art (1948-50) and the Royal College of Art (1950-53). His first one-man show was in 1953 at the Beaux-Arts Gallery in London. His first paintings were of kitchens and children from 1952-53 and initially brought him fame, being called a "Kitchen-sink" painter. In 1956, he joined John Bratby, Edward Middledtich and Greaves at the British pavilion in the Venice Biennale. In the early 60s, he began to develop a more austere approach with a host of small forms which provide a dynamic "dancing look". The use of musical analogies combined with a dedication to the belief in a "written visual language that can deal with any experience or sensation", is replete with conceptual difficulties respecting notions of signal and expression.



Exhibitions

The Kitchen Sink Painters
Galerie Michael Haas, Germany
25-03-1995 ~ 29-04-1995

The Kitchen Sink Painters
Cleveland Gallery, United Kingdom
07-05-1994 ~ 25-06-1994

The Kitchen Sink and the Beaux Arts Gallery
The Mayor Gallery, United Kingdom
16-11-1994 ~ 23-12-1994

The Kitchen Sink Painters
The Mayor Gallery, United Kingdom
20-03-1991 ~ 26-03-1991

The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
17-05-1997 ~ 31-08-1997

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
27-01-2000 ~ 27-08-2000

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
22-10-2002 ~ 28-02-2003

Erich Kahn - Forgotten Generation Jewish Survivor German Expressionist
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
05-05-2005 ~ 09-10-2005


Bibliography

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999, 2000
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 972817652X

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo, 2002
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 972974288X

The Berardo Collection – Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 1996
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729739105

The Kitchen Sink Painters, 1995
Published by Galerie Michael Haas

The Kitchen Sink Painters, 1991
Published by The Mayor Gallery







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