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Dark Green with Four
© the artist. Photo credit: Leicestershire County Council Artworks Collection

Dark Green with Four 1971

Tess Jaray (b.1937)

Leicestershire County Council Artworks Collection

Painter, printmaker and teacher who studied at St Martin’s School of Art, 1954–7, then Slade School of Fine Art, 1957–60. In 1960 she gained an Abbey Minor Travelling Scholarship, the following year winning a French Government Scholarship. Had her first solo show at Grabowski Gallery in 1963. Jaray taught at Hornsey College of Art, 1964–8, then at Slade School of Fine Art. Further solo shows included Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, in 1972, and the same year at Bristol City Art Gallery; Angela Flowers Gallery in 1976; key shows at Whitworth Art Gallery, in Manchester, and Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, in the mid-1980s; and Purdy Hicks Gallery, 2003. Jaray’s work was abstract, concerned with suggestive interactions of colour and form in complex patterns.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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