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Frank Bowling | Selected Paintings 1967-77

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1977
Published by: Acme Gallery
Year published: 1977

image of Frank Bowling | Selected Paintings 1967-77

Catalogue for important solo exhibition by Frank Bowling, reflecting a decade of the artist’s practice, from 1967-77. The exhibition comprised some 16 paintings, from his popular and celebrated map paintings, through to a number of less figurative paintings. The exhibition was accompanied by a very useful catalogue containing a substantial essay on Bowling’s work by Frederick L Seidel, of New York, written in March 1977. Seidel began his essay with “Frank Bowling’s recent paintings are very beautiful, the most powerful and most refined resolution so far of old preoccupations of his. He makes his struggle smooth, pours it smooth and firm in these poured paintings, in absolute command, fifteen years of struggle now, his effort to see the light. It is effort. Bowling is quite talkative about that.”

Contents as follows:

Photograph of Frank Bowling by Peter Smith and short Biography

Colour reproduction of Mirror, 1964-66, accompanied by brief notes about its exhibiting and ownership, stating that “The picture has had one owner: F. L. Seidel Esq., and is now owned by the artist.”

Untitled essay on Bowling’s work by Frederick L Seidel, interspersed with a colour reproduction of Mother’s House.

One page with two colour plates. One an installation view of two Bowling paintings, the other a reproduction of one Bowling painting.

Catalogue of exhibited works

Two colour plates of Bowling paintings

Artist’s CV.

Related people

»  (Sir) Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  Acme Gallery

London, United Kingdom