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Jeffrey Steele is particularly known for mathematical monochrome works. He was born in Cardiff, Wales and studied at Cardiff University and Newport School of Art, Media and Design. He painted his first colour Systems painting in 1949 and by 1950 had completely abandoned figurative painting and adopted a more abstract style

By 1960 he had developed a more optical style which evolved whilst working in Paris on a French government scholarship. Following this he was included in the 1965 exhibition The Responsive Eye at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Steele devised a set of rules for his paintings of the 1960s. It was a precise approach but despite this his working practice lost none of its intuitive nature – each work still had its own system. He was a contemporar...

Series of Five Studies in coloured Grey Pigments. No.2 - Jeffrey Steele

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Series of Five Studies in coloured Grey Pigments. No.2, 1960

Tempera on paper
14 x 23 cms
(5.50 x 9.04 in)

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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