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Malcolm Hughes

Born 1920, Manchester.  Died 1997

Malcolm Hughes studied at the Regional College of Art, Manchester from 1938-39 and then at the Royal College of Art from 1946-50. He taught part-time at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham from 1960-70 and at Chelsea School of Art in London from 1966-70 and the Slade School of Fine Art in London from 1968-82, becoming emeritus reader in Fine Art at the University of London.

He co-founded Systems Group in 1969 with his wife Jean Spencer, whose work is also represented in the Warwick University collection.  The Systems Group was concerned with  Constructivism and the optical effects achieved with colour.  Hughes had his first solo exhibition at the ICA in London in 1965 and was included in group exhibitions such as 'British Art in the 60s' held at the Tate Gallery in 1977.

His work can be found in the collections of the British Council and of Manchester City Art Gallery.

Blue and Aluminium
Series II Green and Purple