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Robyn Denny

Born 1930, Abinger Hammer, Surrey. Died 2014

Robyn Denny attended St Martin's School of Art from 1951-54. He went on to the Royal College of Art and in 1957 was awarded an Italian government scholarship. He taught at Hammersmith, Bath Academy of Art, Corsham and the Slade School of Art. He exhibited with the Young Contemporaries from 1953. In 1957 he exhibited in Metavisual, Tachiste, Abstract at the Redfern Gallery, and in 1960 in Situation at the RBA Galleries. He was included in the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1966.

He has completed a number of mural commissions for public places, including the Embankment tube station for London Transport. His work was from the beginning a severe form of colour abstraction, in the tradition of Albers, using symmetry and pattern to create optical effects. Ideally suited to silkscreen techniques he was one of those commissioned by the ICA to work with Kelpra Studio.

The Art of Robyn Denny, David Alan Mellor, Black Dog Pub Ltd July, 2002

Robyn Denny: Early Works 1955 - 1977, Margaret Garlake, London, Jonathan Clark/Delaye Saltoun, 2008

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