Sargy Mann (1937-2015)
Edition Number: 50
Size: 30.5 x 25.4cm
Signed in pencil by the artist
Unframed Price – Please contact us for framing requirements.
Note, part of the 2008 Curwen Studio 50th Anniversary Portfolio.
Born Hythe, Kent. Martin Oliver Henson Mann was an extraordinary British landscape and figurative painter. Educated at Dartington Hall School. At 16, he moved to Oxford to become an apprentice in the Morris Motors factory, where his love for jazz led him to play in a band with Dudley Moore and others. Mann enrolled at Hammersmith Polytechnic in London in 1958 and was accepted into the Camberwell College of Arts. Mann went on to teach at both Camberwell and the Camden Arts Centre until 1988 and his lessons focused on the transformative powers of light and colour.
In 1973, when he was just 36 years of age, he began to lose his eyesight. Undeterred, Mann continued to find new ways of seeing and interpreting his experience of light and space. During this period of his life, he sought out brighter light qualities in India and Spain, his ‘Cadaques’ paintings were the first he made after losing his sight completely in 2005. He used dictaphones, blue tac and touch to aid his artistic practices. Celebrities and key art collectors worldwide have acquired Mann’s work.
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