Gerald Laing | the artist
The artist Gerald Laing
Born 1936, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.
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Born in Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1936, Gerald Ogilvie Laing is one of the most celebrated artists Pop Artists of his generation. In the early 1960s he studied at Saint Martins School of Art, London, before moving to New York in 1963. Whilst in New York Laing met and worked alongside a group of emerging American artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Indiana, whom he spent that summer working for…
The Gerald Laing Art Foundation is committed to the dissemination of useful and practical information necessary for the creation and understanding of drawing, painting, sculpture and other creative arts. Gerald Laing’s earliest concern was to encourage the use of figurative sculpture in the public context at a time when abstract welded steel was almost the only medium employed, and it became mandatory to spend a certain percentage of the cost of a new building on works of art…