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Frank Bowling - Artists - Alexander Gray Associates

Frank Bowling in his London Studio, 2017. Copyright: James Proctor

Sir Frank Bowling Kt OBE, RA (b.1934) was born in British Guiana and maintains studios in London and New York. For over five decades, his distinct painting practice has been defined by an integration of autobiography and postcolonial geopolitics into abstraction.


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Public Collections

Arts Council of Great Britain
AT&T Corporation, New York, NY
Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
Dallas Museum of Art, TX
de Young, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Franklin and Marshall College, The Phillips Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
Guyana National Collection, Castellani House, Georgetown, Guyana
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry, United Kingdom 
Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Lloyds of London, United Kingdom
London Borough of Southwark, United Kingdom
London Lighthouse, United Kingdom
Menil Foundation, Houston, TX
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI
National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica
National Museum Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Neuberger Museum, State University of New York at Purchase, NY
Owens Corning Fiberglass Corporation, Toledo, OH
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI
Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom
Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom
Saint Louis Art Museum, MO
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), CA
Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom
University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
University Museums at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Unilever PLC, United Kingdom
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Monroeville, PA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY