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Albert Irvin (1922-2015)


Mike Tooby reports in the Guardian that the British artist Albert Irvin has died (read the full article here). Known for his abstract paintings, watercolours, and prints. Born in southeast London, he attended the Northampton School of Art, but cut his studies short to join the Royal Air Force in 1941 during World War II.

After the war Irvin enrolled at Goldsmiths College in 1946 from which he graduated with a diploma in design. Irvin later returned to Goldsmiths in 1962 and taught for over twenty years.

He was appointed OBE in 2013, and his art has appeared in Tate Britain and the Victoria and Albert Museum among other venues. He is closely associated with Churchill College and The Møller Centre, where many of his paintings and prints are on display.

Photo above: Albert Irvin’s last public appearance at The Møller Centre in September 2014 (Photo courtesy of Howard Guest). Find out more here.