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Painter of abstracts in oils and gouache; engraver and etcher; writer. Son of the artist William Harry Hayter, he took a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Geology at King’s College, London, and worked in Iran 1922-5, before going to the Academie Julian, Paris. There he met Balthus and Calder and he studied copper engraving with Joseph Hecht. He lived in Paris from 1926 to 1939 and in 1927 was the founder of Atelier 17. During these years he was influenced by the Surrealists and associated with Eluard, Miro, Arp and Tanguy. In 1934 he met Picasso who became a frequent visitor to the Atelier. In 1939 he moved to London and between 1940 and 1946 lived in the USA where he opened Atelier 17 in New York in 1941. Amongst the artists who worked with him were Motherwell, Pollock and Rothko. Returning...

Rue de Repos - Stanley Hayter

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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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