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Lead Fall – Chrome Yellow
© the artist. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

Lead Fall – Chrome Yellow 1991

Maria Lalić (b.1952)

Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre
Painter committed to non-figurative work associated with Minimalism and Concrete art. She was brought up in her home town, Sheffield, Yorkshire, completed a master’s degree in fine art at Chelsea School of Art, 1977, the following year having a fellowship at the Academy in Bath, Somerset, where she settled. American artists such as Robert Ryman, Brice Marden, Eva Hesse, Agnes Martin and Carl André were influences. She came into prominence in the 1990s through solo exhibitions in London and Munich as well as several group shows: drei Frauen konkret?, Munich, 1995, and Mostly Monochrome, Dublin, 1996. The Lead Fall series was important in her output. She was one of the Jerwood Painting Prize selections at the Central St Martins College of Art and Design, 1997.

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

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