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Tucker 2

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Much of Taylor's work is abstract or semi-abstract with a certain ambiguity to it. The link between this work and it's title is unknown. 

 

Taylor has acknowledged many different influences on his work but of particularuly note is that of the Scottish Colourists and the American Abstract Expressionists.

 

This work shows Taylor's characteristic calm and confident, yet subtle use of colour and the lines have an expressionist quality, even investing the piece a sense of movement.

 

This work won the 1978 Colquhoun Memorial Prize. In 1980 he produced a screenprint very similar to this painting which he called simply "Tucker".

Materials/Media:
watercolour on paper
Dimensions:
640 x 990mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
FA/A586
Digital Number:
EAFA039n
Creation Date:
1978
Copyright:
The Artist