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Malcolm Hughes was born in Manchester. Following his war service as a radio operator in the Royal Navy he studied art in Manchester at the Regional College of Art, continuing his studies at the Royal College of Art in London. He was initially influenced by British abstract artists of the 1950s, but from the mid-1960s, he began to develop his own constructive idiom, with his first one man show at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in 1965. He also contributed to the Salon des Realites Nouvelles in Paris.

Hughes taught part-time at the School of Architecture in the Polytechnic of Central London, and at Bath Academy of Art, as well as at the Chelsea School of Art, where John Ernest and Anthony Hill were among his colleagues. In 1969 he co-founded the Systems Group ...

Small Study – C - Malcolm Hughes

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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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