Victor Pasmore 1908-1998

Painter of figures, landscapes, still-life and abstracts in oils, constructivist, theoretician and teacher. He attended evening classes at the Central School under A.S. Hartrick 1927-31, and in 1932 joined the LAA which sponsored his first exhibition at the Cooling Gallery 1933, and through which he met Coldstream and Rogers. He exhibited at the LG from 1930, becoming a member in 1934, and at the Objective Abstraction Exhibition, Zwemmer Gallery 1934. In 1937 he was a founder with Coldstream and Rogers of the Euston Road School and in 1940 married Wendy Lloyd Blood.

In 1966 Pasmore moved to Malta where he lived for the most of the year until his death.

Pasmore’s work is represented in many public collections including the Tate Gallery and MOMA, New York. He taught at Camberwell School of Art 1943-9, and at the Central School 1949-54. From 1954-61 he was master of painting, Department of Fine Art, Durham University, and started the abstract foundation course ‘The Developing Process’. A Trustee of the Tate Gallery 1963-6, his many awards include a CBE 1959, and in 1981 Companion of Honour.... read more

Victor Pasmore Related Publications

Victor Pasmore Paintings and Drawings

Abstract in White, Black, Ochre and Maroon

Victor Pasmore: Abstract in White, Black, Ochre and Maroon, 1957

Linear Development in Two Movements (Brown)

Victor Pasmore: Linear Development in Two Movements (Brown), 1973

Linear Symphony

Victor Pasmore: Linear Symphony, 1974

A Coat of Many Colours

Victor Pasmore: A Coat of Many Colours, 1979