Richard Pousette-Dart: Beginnings Poster
Richard Pousette-Dart: Beginnings, 23 October 2018 - 6 January 2019
Richard Pousette-Dart (1916–92), working in New York in the 1940s, created beautiful, layered paintings as well as experimenting with drawing, photography and sculpture.
Playing a key role in the genesis of Abstract Expressionism and the New York School, which transformed American art in the post-war years, Pousette-Dart’s contemporaries included Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Willem de Kooning. Jim Ede, creator of Kettle’s Yard, first met Pousette-Dart in New York in 1940. Research exploring their transatlantic correspondence over subsequent decades has been a catalyst for this first solo exhibition of the work of Pousette-Dart in the UK. The majority of works on display have been borrowed from US museums and collections, and have not previously been seen in the UK.