Albert Irvin (1922 -2015)

Albert Irvin, Rosetta II, 2012 61 x 61 cm, acrylic on canvas (courtesy of the es
Albert Irvin, Rosetta II, 2012 61 x 61 cm, acrylic on canvas (courtesy of the estate of the artist)

Mike Tooby writes about the life and career of the late painter Albert Irvin (1922 -2015).

Although Irvin's career began in the 1950s, Tooby writes that Irvin's "work became prominent in the reinvigoration of British painting in the 1980s and 90s, and latterly became familiar through wide exhibition and reproduction. He made colour sweep and spray over pictorial areas that give the illusion of depth, created by complex and dynamic marks and gestures of the handheld brush. He often took on a grand scale, but also created brilliant and beautifully crafted works on paper."