Frank Bowling: The Map Paintings 1967-1971

Frank Bowling: The Map Paintings 1967-1971
Library Shelf Location 18.BOWL
Publication Date 2013

Published to coincide with Frank Bowling OBE RA (b. 1936 in British Guiana) The Map Paintings 1967-1971, the artist's third solo show with the gallery, as part of an ongoing series of shows devoted to the career of the influential veteran painter. In 1966, having been resident in London since 1953, Bowling moved to New York City where he stayed in the notorious Chelsea Hotel. By 1967 he had his own loft and studio on Broadway in SoHo and that same year (and later in 1973) Bowling was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship. Between 1968 and 1972, Bowling was also acting as a contributing editor of Arts Magazine and became really active in the civil rights struggle for black artists to gain greater visibility in American museums and galleries. It was during these years that Bowling embarked on making one of his most significant bodies of work, the Map Paintings, culminating in his historic solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1971.

Quantity 1
Pages 48
Author Mel Gooding
Format Paperback
Publisher Hales Gallery, London
Related Artist Frank Bowling
Category Painting
Keywords maps, View from above
Language English

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