BL25 | Abstract Painting
Oil on canvas painting by William John Bertram Newcombe, titled "Ascension" and dated 1957. Energetic and moody, this work of drip style Abstract Expressionism recalls the early investigations of Jackson Pollock.
Newcombe (1907 - 1969) was a prolific and acclaimed Canadian artist who studied under Group of Seven icon Frederick Varley, and was known for exploring a number of styles, including Fauvism, Cubism, Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting. After moving to London in the late 1950s, he became a hot item on the Avant-Garde scene, exhibiting in solo shows at galleries like the Grosvenor, the New Vision, and Nicholas Treadwell, as well as internationally, including at the Staditsches Museum in Wuppertal, Germany and the Arts Council, in Karachi, Parkistan. Newcombe's work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, the Government Art Collection of Great Britain, the Whitworth Art Gallery at the University of Manchester, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
England, circa 1957
Dimensions: 29.5W x 62H x 3.5D
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