Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art
James Hull - Untitled

James Hull (1921-1990)

Untitled 1953

Lithograph; 37.5 x 56.5 cms (sheet)

Edition 38/50

Note: Hull started painting in 1938, also studying architectural design after the War. Encouraged by Herbert Read, he had his first one-person exhibition at Brook Street Gallery in 1949, exhibiting at several galleries throughout the 1950s. He painted his mural The Story of Coal for the Festival of Britain's Dome of Discovery in 1951, and held a two-person exhibition with Roger Hilton at Gimpel Fils in 1956. His first paintings were Surrealistic, but this changed to a Constructionist style using pure colour and basic geometrical shapes.

Despite later shows in Paris and New York, financial pressures ultimately led Hull to enter and win a competition to design the interior of the Daily Mirror building, and he went on to work for the IPC publishing conglomerate until 1970. He lived abroad in the 1970s, returning to UK in 1980 and continuing to paint. A one-person exhibition was held at Whitford and Hughes in 1990.

Price: £1,050