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DAVID LEVERETT | Composition No. 7

DAVID LEVERETT | Composition No. 7


21" x 31" / 55 x 80 cms

Gouache and pencil on card

  • David Leverett’s abstract paintings are emblematic of the avant-garde 1960s British art scene. With their large scale and irregularly shaped geometry, executed in vivid acrylics, Leverett’s paintings burst with vibrancy and dynamism.

    Leverett studied at Nottingham College of Arts in the late 1950s, where his early work demonstrated a predilection for bold, abstract forms. He then attended the Royal Academy, immersing himself in nascent movements of the 1960s.

    Leverett’s landscapes have enormous vitality. Preoccupied with the natural world, his compositions seek to combine the elements of water, air, sky, and earth which are always in a state of change and motion. Leverett abstracts and distorts the landscape, giving viewers the opportunity to travel in their imagination as they choose.

    Leverett was a leading teacher at the Slade School of Fine Art. His work had been shown around the world, from Venice to New York and today his paintings are in multiple museum collections, most importantly at the Tate Modern in London.