Robyn Denny

Robyn Denny (British, b. 1930)

Robyn Denny was born at Abinger, Surrey, and studied at St Martin’s School of Art and the Royal College of Art from 1951-1957. In 1960 he helped to organize the first Situation Exhibition, an important landmark in British abstract art, because it included the pop-culture inspired technique of screenprinting.

His early lithographs employ soft, muted colours with a subtle geometric framework. His style is minimalist, using open spaces of flat even colour fields to suggest expansive landscape and unencumbered urban spaces. His mark-making gradually became more painterly and gestural, without losing sense of infinity and freedom that characterized the bulk of his accomplishments.