Born 1945 in London, studied at Camberwell School of Art (1962 - 1967) followed by Royal College of Art (1967 - 1968). During the early 1970s Milow was offered Artist in Residence position at the University of Leeds, followed by Harkness Fellowship to New York for two years from 1972 - 1974. In 1980 Milow moved to New York where he lived for many years before moving to Belgium.
A contemporary of Andy Warhol, with whom he exhibited in 1971 at the ICA. A very innovative artists, he established the technique of combing paint onto paper and canvas in the same year as his show with Warhol. Milow now also works in sculpture and has recently returned to the UK. In 2015 he exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, where his painting, 'First and Last' was shortlisted for the Charles Wollaston prize.
1967 Tate Gallery 'Young Contemporaries'
1969 Hayward Gallery, 'Six at the Hayward'
1973 MoMa, New York, 'Homers'
1976 Milan, Palazzo Reale, 'Arte Inglese Oggi'
1977 Royal Academy, British Painting 1952 - 1977'
1980 Guggenheim, Nw York,'British Art Now'
1991 Tate Gallery, Liverpool, Modern British Sculpture'
1991 Tate Gallery, London, 'New Acquisitions'
Public Collections include:
Tate Gallery, London
Hertfordshire, Henry Moore Foundation
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
Montgomery Collection, Budapest
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Canberra, National Gallery of Australia
signed and dated '89
Private Collection, 1989 - 2016
London, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, Keith Milow One Hundred Drawings 1988-1989, 24 May - 24 June 1989, cat no 79
As part of the British Avant-Garde in the 1970s and 1980s, Keith Milow established a reputation as an artist with a progressive take on notions of materiality. In Drawing 89/9/79/D, Milow layers oil paint onto lead and copper. The artist incorporates the oxidization of the surface into the piece; creating a striking contrast between terracotta, slate grey and aqua.