Albert Irvin

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'Even to those familiar with his work, seeing a new painting by Irvin can be an extraordinary experience akin to discovering a young, energetic artist in the first flush of ambition. Given the force of its restless energy, its freshness and the sense it communicates of an artist in love with his chosen activity, it is even more surprising to realise that this is the work of an artist in his late seventies.' Paul Moorhouse (of Albert Irvin) Tate curator and author of ‘Albert Irvin: Life to Painting’. Albert Irvin (RA) was born in London in 1922, he began his study of Art at Northampton School of art between 1940 and 1941. This was interrupted by Irvin joining the RAF during the Second World War as a navigator, when the war was finished he eventually continued his studies at Goldsmiths College. Irvin's first solo show was held in Edinburgh at the 57 Gallery and he went on to have one man shows throughout the world.