Cat 3 Still Life with Black  Curtain
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Gary Wragg

Born 1946

Cat 3 Still Life with Black Curtain

1946         Born High Wycombe

1962-66   High Wycombe School of Art

1966-69   Camberwell School of Art

1969-71   Slade School of Fine Art

Lives and works in London

Teaching and Lecturing

1995-96  Tate Education: de Kooning, Cezanne, Pollock

1994-95  Slade School of Fine Art

1975-97  St Martin’s School of Art

1972-93  Camberwell School of Art

1971-88  Portsmouth Polytechnic

1971-96  Visiting Lecturer at Chelsea School of Art,

               Slade School of Fine Art, Bath Academy of Art,

               Newcastle University & Manchester School of Art

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014     Constant Within the Change, Clifford Chance

2012      Spontaneity of Movements, Alan Wheatley Art

2008      Gary Wragg Paintings, Flowers East, London

2003      Gary Wragg, Flowers Central

2000      Gary Wragg, The Quiet Paintings, Flowers East

1999      Recent Work by Gary Wragg, King St Gallery

1997      Gary Wragg, Flowers East

1996      Works on Paper, Gallery M, Flowers East

1991      Gary Wragg, Gallery 10, London

1990      Gary Wragg, Goldsmiths Art Gallery, London

1989      Studio Show, Hackney, London

1986      Gary Wragg, Paintings, Nicola Jacobs Gallery

1984     New Paintings, Gary Wragg, Castleford Gallery

1983      Gary Wragg, Recent Paintings, Herbert Art Gallery

1982      Gary Wragg, Paintings & Drawings, Nicola Jacobs

1979      Gary Wragg, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

1978      Gary Wragg, Newcastle Polytechnic Gallery

1976,79  Gary Wragg, Acme Gallery, London

Public Collections

Arts Council England

Barclays de Zoete Wedd, London

Contemporary Arts Society

De Beers Consolidated Mines

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

National Gallery of South Africa

Pompidou Centre, Paris

Royal Holloway University, Egham

The Saatchi Collection

Slade School of Fine Art Collection, London

St Pancras Library, London

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Warwick University Art Collection, Warwickshire

Private Collections

Throughout England and Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, South Africa, Switzerland and the United States of America.



acrylic on cotton duck151 x 136 cm (59 x 54 ins)
Framed size: 153 x 139 cm (60 x 55 ins)

signed, titled and dated 1968 verso 


Constant Within the Change, Gary Wragg, Five Decades of Painting, published by Sansom & Co. Ltd, 2014, illustrated Page 87, Volume 1

Gallery Notes:

Notes from the artist:

In 1967, I became interested in Mayan temples and had made some shaped paintings in response. I wanted to include and synthesise the temples’ pyramid structure in some still-life paintings, and with contrasting flat and heightened colour, that had a Mediterranean edge.
The Le Reve, late domestic paintings of Matisse, 1943-1947, is a period of his work that has always remained special to me, and which I have revisited in my own work periodically, during the passing decades.