Dent, Gordon: ‘Blue Composition’ (Fabric Design) – SOLD


A colourful and creative mixed media design for a fabric by this well-known mid-century fabric designer.

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Artist: Gordon Dent, (born 1923)

Title and date: Blue Composition (Fabric Design), 1957

Size: 37.0 x 52.5 cms.

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Artist Description:

Born in Barrow-in-Furness, Gordon Dent began painting after wartime service and subsequently took a post teaching art in Bedfordshire. Throughout the 1950’s he was a member of the Free Painters Group and during this time and the following twenty years he exhibited with the group and in several London galleries including; The Redfern Gallery, The Drain Gallery, The Comedy Gallery and Heals Art Gallery, in addition to exhibiting both provincially and abroad. In 1957, Heals Fabrics Ltd. bought his painting ”Voyagers” and produced it as fabric in several colourways. In 1959 they produced another fabric ”Pavonian Spray” followed by ”Thistle” in 1961. Examples of these fabrics can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and in the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester.