Pasmore, Victor

Date: 1908-1998

Edwin John Victor Pasmore, better known as Victor Pasmore, studied painting part-time at the Central School of Art. A promoter of reform in fine art education, he taught at the Camberwell School of Art (1943-1949), the Central School of Art (1950-1954), and Newcastle University (1954-1961). He was elected a Royal Academician in 1983.

A pioneer in the development of abstract art in the 1940s and 1950s, Pasmore was also a gifted figurative artist. During his early career, he was influenced by Monet and Cézanne, creating delicate landscapes. However in 1947, Pasmore’s work dramatically shifted to pure abstract art, and by the early 1950s he developed his signature style of geometric abstraction.

The University Art Collection holds three artworks by Pasmore.

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