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Allen Barker

Born 1937, Australia

Allen Barker studied at the National Art School in Sydney before coming to the UK in 1961.  He studied lithography at the Central School of Art in London and taught at Central St Martins between 1978 and 2004.  He has had solo exhibitions at the municipal art galleries of Hull, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Leicester and Portsmouth and his work is in the public collections of Sheffield, Leicester and Manchester.

His work owes much to the Op Art movement, leading exponents of which were Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely. Barker stated that his aim was to structure a colour order to achieve a distinctive identity for each work he produced.

Green, Blue, Silver