Alan Reynolds (born 1926)
69 Structures – Group I
Bas relief with gesso, card and pencil, 1983
145 x 97cm
Born in Newmarket, Suffolk, Allan Reynolds initially studied at Woolwich Polytechnic from and then at the Royal College of Art, 1952-3. During a visit to Germany in 1946 he first saw the work of Paul Klee, whose work was to prove to be a great influence. In 1950 he first exhibited with the London Group and from 1952 until 1974 with the Redfern Gallery. He has exhibited in many national and international exhibitions and his work is held in many public collections including The Tate Gallery, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The National Gallery of Canada, the National Galleries of New South Wales, Adelaide and Melbourne. In his earlier days he was best known for landscape paintings often with thorny plant and tree forms in surreal landscapes. At the end of the 1960’s he constructed his first painted wooden reliefs and between 1975 and 1978 he made further constuctional reliefs, and free standing painted structures. His most recent work often comprises white modular reliefs and constructions.