LONDON.- Whitfield Fine Art presents an exhibition of early abstract paintings by 20th Century British artist Theodore Mendez (1934-1997). The exhibition is a reassessment of this talented artists early abstract work. Theodore Mendez first attended Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts in 1950, at a time when so many, now icons, of 20th century British Art were also drawn to the School. The 1940s had seen Victor Pasmore, Michael Ayrton, John Minton, Keith Vaughan, Edward Ardizzone and William Coldstream hold posts on the teaching staff, and Mendez arrived when the likes of Terry Frost, Howard Hodgkin, Euan Uglow, Roy Turner Durrant, Bernard Dunstan and Gillian Ayres were all students there. Mendez spent three years in this company before completing his textile design studies at London Universitys Institute of Education from 1956-7.