Gibbons Carole
Man and Warrior

CAT NO 86
OIL ON CANVAS
122 X 85.4CM
SIGNED GIBBONS DATED 19(63)
ACQUIRED 1967

Abstract design with very thin washes of paint and colours quite muted except for the large area of bright yellow on top of what looks like a flower head. This is an early piece by the artist who is known for producing bold large scale work.

Carole Gibbons (born Glasgow 1935).

Studied at Glasgow School of Art 1957 – 1961, where her friendship with fellow student Alan Fletcher was an important influence.
First exhibited with Alan Fletcher and Douglas Abercrombie in 1958. Her first one-man show, in 1965, was in her Renfrew Street studio, from which she sold paintings to poet J.F. Hendry. With the encouragement of Hendry, she was able to travel, and lived and worked in Spain. She returned to Glasgow in 1967.

1979 Leeds Art Gallery
1980 ‘369 Gallery’, Edinburgh
1981 Third Eye Centre, Holsworthy Gallery, London
1986 Gibbons : Connolly : Fletcher : Gray : Taylor – 5 Scottish Artists Retrospective Show