Friday, 23 November 2012

William Turnbull, 1922 - 2012

William Turnbull, 3/4/5, 1966
William Turnbull, sculptor and painter died on 15 November 2012. 
Following wartime service in the RAF Turnbull studied at the Slade, where he met and befriended Eduardo Paolozzi. With Paolozzi he became a member of the Independent Group in the 1950s.
In 1952 he was included, along with Reg Butler, Lyn Chadwick, Paolozzi and others, in New Aspects of British Sculpture at the Venice Biennale.
Turnbull's interests and influences included Cycladic and Egyptian art as well as Abstract Expressionism. 
Read an obituary by Michael McNay.
William Turnbull, Horse, 1954
William Turnbull, 3-1958, 1958
William Turnbull, 5 x 1, 1966
William Turnbull, Parallels, 1967
William Turnbull, 7, 1971
William Turnbull, Large Horse, 1990
William Turnbull, Figure-4, 2003

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