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Victor Pasmore: The Final Decades

Hannah Dowling

The Directors of Marlborough are set to present an exhibition of the British master Victor Pasmore in what will be the first in depth exhibition on the artist in the United States since his 1988 retrospective at the Yale Center for British Art followed by the Philips Collection in 1989. This exhibition is set to open on 16 March and will be running until May 6, 2023. This exhibition will include twenty large scale works executed between 1960-1996 and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated book with an essay by the British critic Martin Gayford.   

Pasmore held positions as Director of Painting at Camberwell School of Art and Head of the Department of Painting at King’s College, Durham University, as well as lecturing at Harvard University. He was awarded Honorary degrees from the Royal College of Art and the University of Warwick and was appointed CBE in 1959. He became a Trustee of the Tate Gallery in 1963-4 and was elected a Royal Academician in 1983. Moreover, Pasmore’s work can be found in major museums and public collections worldwide, including: Tate Britain (UK), Royal Academy of Arts (UK), Museum of Modern Art (USA), The Courtauld Institute of Art (UK), Scottish National Gallery (UK), The British Council (UK), Yale Center for British Art (USA), Albright-Knox Art Gallery (USA), Art Institute of Chicago (USA), Kröller-Müller Museum (EU), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (EU), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (EU), amongst others.  

A detailed list of the Museums and Public Collections where Pasmore’s work is found has been published in the catalogue of the Marlborough exhibition. Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti are glad that The Victor Pasmore Gallery has been included in this list, thus placing a spotlight on Pasmore’s imperative years spent in Malta, and the large collection of his works in this gallery.  


More information about the exhibition can be found on their website: