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Creator:
John Walker, born 1939, British
Title:

Hannah's Blues, 1976

Date:
1976
Medium:
Acrylic, chalk, gel on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 96 x 72 inches (243.8 x 182.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Gifford Phillips, Yale BA 1942
Copyright Status:
© John Walker
Accession Number:
B2008.25
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
abstract art | blue | brushstrokes | yellow
Access:
On view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:60036
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The Birmingham-born John Walker has been recognized as one of Britain’s leading abstract painters since the 1960s. Much of his career has been spent in the United States, including a visiting professorship at Yale in 1989 and over twenty years teaching (1993–present) at Boston University. Walker became known for reinvigorating cubist collage, here, producing a collage effect with the heavily outlined shapes layered on top of one another. "Collage," Walker wrote, "enables me to feel the structure while I’m doing the painting," providing a set of prescribed limitations that allowed the artist to "move in the painting." This work was produced in the same year that Walker won first prize at the John Moores biennial exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2020

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