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Artist:        Derek Holland (1927-2014)

Date:          1959

Medium:   Oil on board

Size:           65cm x 130cm

Details:     'Red Field'

Mid 20th Century abstract by Derek Holland (1927-2014)

  • A super example of British, mid-century abstract painting. 'Red Field' our latest find by the painter Derek Holland is a powerful and arresting piece. The artist has used thick, impasto oil paint to create a truly dynamic 'colour field' abstract. Signed, dated 1959 and titled 'Red Field' verso, housed in its original frame. The piece has benefited from a light clean and would suit any private, corporate or gallery environment.


    Derek Holland (1927-2014), an influential and important painter was born in Chesterfield. In 1955 he married the acclaimed landscape artist Marjorie Holland and settled in Plymouth, both taking up positions at Plymouth Art School. Earlier he had served in the Grenadier Guards before studying at Central School going on to become a member of the teaching staff alongside Roger Hilton and Keith Vaughan.

    In 1959 Holland's hard edge abstraction work was included in Artists of Fame and Promise at The Leicester Galleries, as well as The Whitechapel Gallery's touring Guggenheim Award. 

    During the 60s and 70s he regularly exhibited his large colourfield paintings at the Redfern gallery alongside the avant-garde of post-war British and European artists, including his friends Terry Frost, Alex Mackenzie and Roger Hilton.



    Exhibitions included:

    London Group, Young Contemporaries (prize winner); Leciester Galleries, Redfern Gallery, New British Art, Monte Carlo; Plymouth City Art Gallery; Newlyn Society of Artists.

  • Please note: 

    Delivery to London or South East/M25 or collection only. We will not post/ship this painting.

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