Tabard: Albert Irvin

Churchill College, Cambridge — 2010

New Work

Gimpel Fils, London — 2010

Print Retrospective

Advanced Graphics London / Kings Place, London — 2010



Advanced Graphics, London — June 15, 2013 - July 27, 2013


Early Works 1950-1970

Whitford Fine Art, 6 Duke Street, St James's SW1Y 6BN — November 03, 2017 - December 01, 2017

These are works the Estate have uncovered recently.  Some were originally displayed at the New Art Centre in Sloane Street in the '60s but the majority are, as yet, unseen.  They show how Irvin's influences took him from figurative work through to abstract  and the inspiration from Cornwall artists such as Lanyon and the American Abstract Expressionists - particularly the show at Tate Britain in 1959 - is clear.  

Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism

Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, 8th December 2018 – 3rd March 2019

This exhibition presents the first retrospective of Albert Irvin RA, OBE, alongside a 60th anniversary celebration of the 1959 Tate exhibition ‘The New American Painting’.

Concurrent with his meeting with Peter Lanyon during this period, the Tate exhibition - which presented the Abstract Expressionists en masse in this country for the first time - was enormously significant in cementing Irvin’s convictions about painterly abstraction.

Along with comprehensive representation from the Irvin Estate, the RWA exhibition has secured several significant loans from Tate including Pollock, De Kooning, Motherwell and Barnett Newman.

Sir Nicholas Serota opened the exhibition on Friday 7th December 2018 and it has had fantastic feedback from all that have visited so far.

'Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism' is curated by Stewart Geddes PRWA.