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Frank Bowling RA - ROLLO 2006

Solo show at ROLLO Contemporary Art. 2006
Date: 9 March, 2006 until 13 April, 2006
Curator: Simon R. Gillespie
Organiser: ROLLO Contemporary Art

The exhibition, Frank Bowling, Latest Paintings: A Celebration of His Election to the Royal Academy of Arts, took place at Rollo Contemporary Art, London, 9 March - 13 April 2006. It happened in conjunction with The White Paintings, by Frank Bowling, RA, held at ArtSway, Hampshire,13 May - 2 July 2006.

From the preface to the exhibition’s catalogue, the paragraph written by Simon R. Gillespie, Director of ROLLO Contemporary Art:

“When I first visited Frank in his studio, I was struck by his extraordinary confidence in his use of colour and paint. Belonging to the famous class of 1962 at the Royal College of Art, which included David Hockney, Derek Boshier, Peter Phillips and RB Kitaj, he is a seminal figure in post-war British art. Bowling is the first black British artist to be elected to the Royal Academy in its 200 year history. It is an honour to be hosting Frank’s exhibition of latest paintings: a celebration of his recent election and a fitting recognition of a lifetime’s achievement.”

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

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London, United Kingdom