Sky Base by John Hoyland

These two paintings, 'Sky Base' by John Hoyland (pictured) and 'Dialogue Fandango' by Jack Smith, are important examples of very different abstract painting styles.


acrylic oil
25 × 20.5cm (9 13/16 × 8 1/16in.) 91 × 91cm (35 13/16 × 35 13/16in.)
Acquired in:
Presented by:
Professor L. and Mrs P. Allen through The Art Fund

Hoyland disliked the 'abstract' painter label, describing himself simply as a painter. Before adopting his own abstract style, Smith's earlier works often featured domestic objects, and were known as part of the 'Kitchen Sink' school of realism.

Artists include


Professor and Mrs Allen

Venue details

Southampton City Art Gallery Civic Centre, Commercial Road, SOUTHAMPTON Hampshire SO14 7LP 023 8083 3007

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