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Artist William Turnbull has died at the age of 90

November 17th, 2012

William Turnbull in 1956 via The Guardian
William Turnbull in 1956 via The Guardian

Artist William Turnbull has died at the age of 90. His diverse artistic production included abstract painting, figurative and minimalist metal sculpture. He was considered a forerunner to the Pop Art movement and was one the Abstract Expressionist’s earliest adopters. His work is part of major public collections including the Tate, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and the Victoria and Albert Museum, among others. Nicolas Serota, the director of the Tate, said “William Turnbull was an exceptional artist, unusually gifted both as a painter and a sculptor. Initially, his distinctive sculpture developed in response to his stay as a young man in postwar Paris, where he met Giacometti, Brancusi and Helion among many others.” Last year, a documentary narrated by Jude Law was released by Turnbull’s family to honor his artistic legacy.

-V. Artizimovich

Links:
Artist page: [William Turnbull]
The Guardian: ["William Turnbull dies aged 90"]
The Art Newspaper: ["William Turnbull dies, aged 90"]

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