This beautifully produced volume is the definitive monograph on Gillian Ayres (born 1930), whom journalist Andrew Marr describes as 'probably the finest abstract painter alive in Britain'. Working since the 1950s, Ayres has been celebrated for more than six decades for her use of vibrant colour, impasto and bold forms to create exuberant compositions full of movement and energy.
Coinciding with a major retrospective at the National Museum of Wales, this book spans her long career, including all of her major paintings, and a dedicated section on her prints. It also features many previously unpublished photographs of the artist in the studio and at home and other ephemeral materials, making the publication the last word on Ayres’ life and work.
- Author: Martin Gayford
- Hardcover: 506 pages
- Date published: April 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1908970305
- Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 27.3 cm