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Frank Bowling

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Traingone (Mahaicony Abary), 1996 © the artist
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Great Thames II, 1989 © the artist
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Traingone , 2014 Installation View at the Spiritmuseum, Stockholm © Photo: Jager Aren
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Foroseabouquet, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 53 X 80 Inches
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Serpentine, 1982 © the aritst
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Red,Yelow and Blue, 2010 Acrylic 215.9 X 189.23 Cms © Frank Bowling
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Exhibition of New Abstract Paintings, 6th to 19th June 2011
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Exhibition of New Abstract Paintings, 6th to 19th June 2011
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Enter The Dragon, 1984 Acrylic on Canvas 90.75 X 112.75 in © Courtesy of the Artist and Hales Gallery
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Red Yellow and Blue, 2010 Acrylic on Canvass 189.23 X 215.9 Cms © Frank Bowling
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Between Winter and Spring 2, 1987 Acrylic on Canvass 176.53 X 68.58 Cms © Frank Bowling
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Floating, 2011 Acrylic on Canvass 40.64 X 231.5 Cms © Frank Bowling
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Floating, 2011 Acrylic on Canvass 40.64 X 231.5 Cms © Frank Bowling
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Frank'scru, 1987 Acrylic on Canvass 176.53 X 72.39 Cms © Frank Bowling
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Between Winter and Spring 1, 1987 Acrylic on Canvass 176.53 X 68.58 Cms © Frank Bowling
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Frog on the Wing, 1987 Acrylic on Canvass 193.04 X 67.31 Cms © Frank Bowling
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Bunting 1, 2011 Acrylic on Canvass 97.79 X 54.61 Cms © Frank Bowling
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Billowing, 2011 Acrylic on Canvass 60.96 X 100.33 Cms © Frank Bowling
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Bunting 2, 2011 Acrylic on Canvass 97.79 X 54.61 Cms © Frank Bowling
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Rosebushtoo , 1975 © Frank Bowling
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Who's Afraid of Barney Newman? , 1968 Oil on Canvas Support: 2364 X 1295 X 27 Mm Presented by Rachel Scott 2006 © Frank Bowling
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Texas Louise, 1971 Acrylic on Canvas 282 X 665 Cm © Courtesy of the Artist and Hales Gallery
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Kathleen, 1976 Acrylic on Canvas 189 X 145 Cm, 74 3/8 X 57 1/8 in © Courtesy of the Artist and Hales Gallery
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Through Camellias to De La Warr, 2014 © Courtesy of the Artist and Marc Selwyn Fine Art
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Guyana
Birth year
1936
Lives in
London, New York
Works in
London, New York
Schools
Royal College of Art, 1962
Tags
painting, abstract
Statement

Frank Bowling OBE RA (b. Guyana, 1936) is an abstract expressionist painter based in London and Brooklyn. He moved to London in 1953 where he studied at the Royal College of Art in London (1959–1962). Bowling was one of the first black artists to have a solo show in America and his work was championed there by critic Clement Greenberg. In 2005 he was elected as the first black member of the Royal Academy in England.

Bowling has exhibited internationally with solo shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1971) (New York), Serpentine Gallery (1986) (London) and UK touring retrospective, Frank Bowling: Bending to the Grid (2003). His work can be found in numerous public and private collections including Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), Royal Academy of Arts (London), Tate Gallery, (London), Victoria & Albert Museum (London) and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York). His most recent international solo show is at the Spiritmuseum in Stockholm.

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