William Turnbull | the artist




The artist William Turnbull
Born 11 January 1922, Dundee, Scotland, UK.
Died Nov 16 2012 London, UK.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Sculpture Objects,


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Most often valourised as the fathers of pop, the broader contribution of the Independent Group to critical thinking and creative practice about visual culture has been under-rated. Leading artists such as Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi and William Turnbull; architects Alison and Peter Smithson, James Stirling and Colin St John Wilson and critics Lawrence Alloway and Reyner Banham…
Works in the TATE collection
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Waddington Galleries at Cork St, London W1, is exhibiting sculpture and paintings by William Turnbull (b.1922) until 24 February 2007. Turnbull was a close contemporary of Eduardo Paolozzi. Together with Richard Hamilton and the architect Sir Colin St John Wilson, he survives today as a member of the former and groundbreaking Independent group, which he joined in 1952. This, in turn, sprang out of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), which developed at that time as the leading forum for contemporary art and design in Britain…


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