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This exhibition offers a chance to experience the entirety of Bowling’s 60-year career. It showcases his sensual use of colour and bold experimentation.Born in Guyana (then British Guiana) in 1934, at 19 years old Bowling moved to London. He went on to study painting at the Royal College of Art alongside David Hockney">David Hockney and R.B. Kitaj.After graduating with a silver medal, he spent the next 60 years criss-crossing the Atlantic between studios in London and New York. Maturing into a master of his medium, he developed a visionary approach that fuses abstraction with personal memories. Now 85 he still paints every day, experimenting with new materials and techniques.The exhibition brings together a lifetime of large-scale artworks. It includes key series such as the iconic 'map paintings', the visually arresting ‘poured paintings’ made by pouring paint down an inclined surface, and the sculptural paintings of the 1980s evoking riverbeds, all the way to mature work selected from a recent period of explosive productivity.​

















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Frank Bowling Iona Miriam's Christmas Visit To & From Brighton 2017 Courtesy Frank Bowling and Hales Gallery © Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019





























Frank Bowling Mirror 1966 Tate Presented by the artist, Rachel Scott, and their 4 children: Benjamin and Sacha Bowling, Marcia and Iona Scott 2013 © Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019





























Frank Bowling Sacha Jason Guyana Dreams 1989 Tate Purchased 2006 © Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019





























Frank Bowling Remember Thine Eyes 2014 Courtesy Frank Bowling and Hales Gallery © Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019





























Frank Bowling Ziff 1974 courtesy of Jessica McCormack © Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019





























Frank Bowling Polish Rebecca 1971 Private Collection © Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019





























Frank Bowling Ah Susan Whoosh 1981 Private Collection, London © Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019





























Frank Bowling Cover Girl 1966 Private Collection © Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019



























































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National Museum & Gallery Cardiff
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23.07.2019 - 10.11.2019
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge

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21.05.2019 - 01.09.2019
22.07.2018 - 05.05.2020
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
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The Fitzwilliam Museum
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Frank Bowling – Exhibition at Tate Britain | Tate Tate Britain Main address: Tate Britain Millbank SW1P 4RG London, United kingdom Tate Britain Millbank SW1P 4RG London, United kingdom Frank Bowling’s first major retrospective celebrates an artist who pushes the possibilities of paint





































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This exhibition offers a chance to experience the entirety of Bowling’s 60-year career. It showcases his sensual use of colour and bold experimentation.Born in Guyana (then British Guiana) in 1934, at 19 years old Bowling moved to London. He went on to study painting at the Royal College of Art alongside David Hockney">David Hockney and R.B. Kitaj.After graduating with a silver medal, he spent the next 60 years criss-crossing the Atlantic between studios in London and New York. Maturing into a master of his medium, he developed a visionary approach that fuses abstraction with personal memories. Now 85 he still paints every day, experimenting with new materials and techniques.The exhibition brings together a lifetime of large-scale artworks. It includes key series such as the iconic 'map paintings', the visually arresting ‘poured paintings’ made by pouring paint down an inclined surface, and the sculptural paintings of the 1980s evoking riverbeds, all the way to mature work selected from a recent period of explosive productivity.​

















Left







Right







































Frank Bowling Iona Miriam's Christmas Visit To & From Brighton 2017 Courtesy Frank Bowling and Hales Gallery © Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019





























Frank Bowling Mirror 1966 Tate Presented by the artist, Rachel Scott, and their 4 children: Benjamin and Sacha Bowling, Marcia and Iona Scott 2013 © Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019





























Frank Bowling Sacha Jason Guyana Dreams 1989 Tate Purchased 2006 © Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019





























Frank Bowling Remember Thine Eyes 2014 Courtesy Frank Bowling and Hales Gallery © Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019





























Frank Bowling Ziff 1974 courtesy of Jessica McCormack © Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019





























Frank Bowling Polish Rebecca 1971 Private Collection © Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019





























Frank Bowling Ah Susan Whoosh 1981 Private Collection, London © Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019





























Frank Bowling Cover Girl 1966 Private Collection © Frank Bowling. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019



























































Tate Britain







MillbankLondon SW1P 4RGPlan your visit



















Dates



31 May – 26 August 2019



Tate Britain is open until 22.00 on the first Friday of each month for Late at Tate Britain











Pricing



£13 /

FREE for Members



Concessions £12Family child 12–18 years £5Under 12s FREE (up to four per family adult)16–25? Join Tate Collective for £5 ticketsSchool groups must be booked in advanceTickets can be booked online or by phone on +44 (0) 20 7887 8888 (9.45–18.00 daily)For further information see booking FAQs











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Tate Americas Foundation



























Tate International Council



























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