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British abstract painter, printmaker, and designer. He was born at Abinger, Surrey, and studied at *St Martin's School of Art and the *Royal College of Art, 1951–7. He was among the young British painters enormously impressed by the scale and energy of *Abstract Expressionist painting. Early paintings such as Red Beat 6 (1958) combined *gestural handling with lettering: like the *Pop artists, Denny was fascinated by the qualities of urban space.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)