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James Hull (British 1921-1990)

Having spent the war years 1939-46 in army service, Hull's earliest paintings dealt with the anguish and suffering of the conflict. Towards the end of the 1940s, the haunting and surreal figures gradually made way for abstract compositions which somehow retained the linearity and angular geometry of his earlier works. In the 50's Hull developed an interest for industrial and domestic design. He was sought after as a consultant and designer of exhibition centres, offices, stores and theatrical stages.
In the early 70's, namely between 1971 and 1973 whilst he was living in Ibiza and Tunisia, Hull's interest in the applied arts extended to jewelry design. In the 1980's however he began once more to concentrate on painting. His compositions remained abstract but showed a much freer and fluid approach to both form and colour. His work remained original and fresh , spontaneous and in control of medium and space.