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"Flowers in a Vase" collage 2002 66cms x 32.5cms

Colin Self (born 1941)

Artist who studied at Wymondham College, Norwich School of Art and Slade School of Fine Art. He had strong pop affiliations, his 1960s work being especially influential. The artist Richard Hamilton called Self “the best draughtsman in England since William Blake”; when he “went through a period of painting landscape watercolours, it was as though Cotman had come to life again”. Had many group shows including Galleria Milano, Milan, 1965; Camden Arts Centre, 1967; Tokyo International Print Biennale, 1969; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1972-73; China and Hong Kong Tour, 1982; Comic Iconoclasm, ICA, 1987. Solo shows included Piccadilly Gallery, 1964-65; Alecto Gallery, 1968;  Fermoy Centre, Kings Lynn, 1979; ICA, 1986; Tate Gallery, 1995-96. That exhibition, drawing on the Tate’s large holding of Self’s work in a range of media. In 2004 Self’s work was included in Art and the 60s: This was Tomorrow, at Tate Britain. In 2008, Colin Self  “Art in the Nuclear Age” at Pallant House Gallery. Arts Council also holds examples. Lives Norwich.

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