Prunella Clough

British, 1919–1999

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Prunella Clough

British, 1919–1999

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Though widely regarded as an abstract artist in her late career, Prunella Clough always included some figurative elements in her compositions, however subtle, and firmly believed in the intersection between art and everyday life. Her early work was characterized by its limited tonal palette and recurring themes of labor in urban landscapes. In the 1950s, Clough introduced organic plant forms into her compositions and produced her famous paintings of fishermen and dockworkers. Her palette, use of scale, and gesture became looser as her career progressed. Clough studied with the sculptor Henry Moore and, during World War II, she was employed as an engineer’s draughtsman and cartographer.

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Biography

Though widely regarded as an abstract artist in her late career, Prunella Clough always included some figurative elements in her compositions, however subtle, and firmly believed in the intersection between art and everyday life. Her early work was characterized by its limited tonal palette and recurring themes of labor in urban landscapes. In the 1950s, Clough introduced organic plant forms into her compositions and produced her famous paintings of fishermen and dockworkers. Her palette, use of scale, and gesture became looser as her career progressed. Clough studied with the sculptor Henry Moore and, during World War II, she was employed as an engineer’s draughtsman and cartographer.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Serpentine Galleries, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
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