Victor Pasmore

Victor Pasmore Paintings and Constructions Exhibition Poster

About this artwork

This poster for the 1948 London Group exhibition presented a clear-cut, lively challenge to the prevailing nostalgic Neo-romanticism and stodgy realism of most contemporary British art. Its composition is not abstracted from a natural scene but built up from invented forms arranged on the golden section. In the catalogue to this exhibition Pasmore and Elliott Seabrooke, the outgoing president, stated: “Today the Group is the only large Society of Painters and Sculptures fully conscious of, and sympathetic with, the development of Modern Art.” This was the opening salvo in Pasmore’s battle to bring British art abreast of Continental modernism.

  • title:
    Victor Pasmore Paintings and Constructions Exhibition Poster
  • accession number:
    GMA.A.40.6/30
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  • materials:
    Colour reproduction on paper
  • date created:
    1991
  • measurements:
    75.70 x 50.70 cm
  • credit line:
    Presented by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

Victor Pasmore

Victor Pasmore