James Hull (1921-1990)

Untitled (Blue) 1955
  • signed and dated ‘55
  • collage
  • 31 by 22 cm.; 12 by 8 ¾ in.
  • Provenance: Gimpel Fils, London


James Hull (1921-1990)

Born in London, he studied Architectural Design before serving in the army during World War II. His first paintings were Surrealist before moving to a Constructionist style using pure colour and basic geometrical shapes.

He painted The Story of Coal mural for the Festival of Britain’s Dome of Discovery in 1951. He had a reputation as a pioneer Abstractionist and showed with Gimpel Fils as well as internationally.

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