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John Ernest. Constructions 1955-64

Ernest, John

London. Institute of Contemporary Art. 1964
John Ernest (1922 – 1994) was an American-born constructivist abstract artist. After living and working in Sweden and Paris from 1946 to 1951, he moved to London, where he lived and worked from 1951. As a mature student at Saint Martin's School of Art he came under the influence of Victor Pasmore and other proponents of constructivism. During the 1950s together with Anthony Hill, Kenneth Martin, Mary Martin, Stephen Gilbert and Gillian Wise he became a key member of the British constructivist art movement.
Square 8vo. Two black and white plates, essay by Jasia Reichardt. Three panel folding card.

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