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Study for Flowers
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Walker Art Gallery

Study for Flowers 1963

Peter Kinley (1926–1988)

Walker Art Gallery

Painter of abstract and near-abstract figure and landscape pictures, born in Vienna, Austria, but arrived in England in late-1930s. After several years in Army he studied at Düsseldorf Academy, 1948–9, and at St Martin’s School of Art, 1949–53. First showed with Young Contemporaries in 1951, having first solo exhibition at Gimpel Fils in 1954, followed by a series. Went on to show widely in Britain, in New York at Paul Rosenberg & Co and in India. In 1982 had a retrospective at Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; and in 1986 a solo show at Kettle’s Yard Gallery, Cambridge, which toured. Among his teaching posts were sessions at St Martin’s, 1954–64, and Bath Academy of Art and Bath College of Higher Education, 1971–88. Tate Gallery and Arts Council hold his work.

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

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