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Grey Relief with an Ochre Line
© Foundation Antoni Tàpies, Barcelone/VEGAP, Madrid and DACS, London 2021. Photo credit: Birmingham Museums Trust

Grey Relief with an Ochre Line 1960–1961

Antoni Tàpies (1923–2012)

Birmingham Museums Trust

(b Barcelona, 13 Dec. 1923). The leading Spanish painter to emerge in the period since the Second World War, active mainly in Barcelona. He studied law at Barcelona University from 1943 to 1946 and was largely self-taught as an artist. His early works were in a Surrealist vein influenced by Klee and Miró, but in about 1953, after turning to abstraction, he began working in mixed media, in which he has made his most original contribution to art.

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

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