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Man and Warrior

Man and Warrior

Artist: Carole Gibbons

Catalogue: 86

Material: Oil on Canvas

Dimensions: 122 x 85.4cm

Date: 1963, Acquired 1967

About the artwork

Abstract image of two figures. The artist has used very thin washes of paint in muted colours, which contrast with an area of bright yellow on the head of one of the figures. This is an early work by an artist known for producing bold, large-scale work.

About the artist

Carole Gibbons (born Glasgow, 1935) studied at Glasgow School of Art, where her friendship with fellow student Alan Fletcher was an important influence. She held her first one-woman show in her Renfrew Street studio, from where she sold paintings to the poet J.F. Henry. With his encouragement she travelled to Europe, living and working in Spain. She returned to Glasgow in 1967.