RDS Library & Archives

Gayford, Martin, 1952-

Modernists & mavericks : Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London painters / Modernists and mavericks Martin Gayford. - 352 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm

Includes bibliographical references (pages 340-345) and index.

The development of painting in London from the Second World War to the 1970s has never before been told before as a single narrative. R. B. Kitaj's proposal, made in 1976, that there was a 'substantial School of London' was essentially correct but it caused confusion because it implied that there was a movement or stylistic group at work, when in reality no one style could cover the likes of Francis Bacon and also Bridget Riley.


Painting, English--England--London--20th century

London (England)--Intellectual life--20th century.


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