The Durham Art Gallery Presents ~ "John Cecil Stephenson: Pioneer of Abstraction"

artwork: John Cecil Stephenson - "Three Graces", 1945 - Oil on prepared paper with scratching out - 45.7 x 57.1 cm. - Courtesy of the Artist's family. On view at the Durham Art Gallery in "John Cecil Stephenson: Pioneer of Abstraction" until April 29th.

Durham, England.- The Durham Art Gallery is proud to present “John Cecil Stephenson: Pioneer of Abstraction” on view at the gallery through April 29th. The works within the exhibition will illustrate his path from figurative painting toward his later geometric abstracts of the late 1930s. Stephenson was one of the principal modernists of the 1930s; Herbert Read described him as “one of the earliest artists in this country to develop a completely abstract style”. He lived at 6 Mall Studios, NW3 where his neighbours and immediate circle included Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Piet Mondrian, Naum Gabo, Herbert Read and Henry Moore amongst others.