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Gallery One

London, United Kingdom

The significance of Gallery One was alluded to by Kobena Mercer, in his text, Black Atlantic Abstraction: Aubrey Williams and Frank Bowling, in his book Discrepant Abstraction: “Gallery One, set up by Victor Musgrave in 1953, hosted five exhibitions by the Bombay artist Francis Newton Souza, as well as exhibiting avant-garde Europeans such as Yves Klein and Henri Michaux for the first time in Britain. Such openness towards non-western artists was part and parcel of a broader generational shift. Artists such as Souza, Anwar Shemza and Avinash Chandra, who had already achieved professional recognition in India and Pakistan, featured in Gallery One’s widely acclaimed Seven Painters in Europe (1958) exhibition.”

Discrepant Abstraction, The MIT Press, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts and INIVA the Institute of International Visual Arts, London. 2006: 186.


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»  Victor Musgrave

Born, 1919. Died, 1984