Prunella Clough (1919 – 1999) was born in Chelsea, London, and in 1937 she attended the Chelsea School of Art.Clough explored a range of themes and subjects during her long career, but Clough’s early work was very much based on observation; she made studies of fishermen and fishing ports, lorry drivers in their cabs and weavers among the looms in the textile mills. These paintings are rendered in muted tones and colours, often reflecting the industrial nature of the settings.
Prunella Clough is widely appreciated as one of the most significant British artists of the post war period. Clough’s work is distinctive and private and yet always responsive to what was going on around her – artistically and visually. In 1999, three months before her death, she won the prestigious Jerwood painting prize. Annely Juda Fine Art has represented Prunella Clough from 1987 and her Estate since her death in 1999.
Alan Reynolds (1926 – 2014) was born in Suffolk, and in 1952 was awarded a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, where he received a medal for painting in his first year. Our stand at Frieze Masters will focus on his early career and works, at which time he was known for his landscape and abstract paintings. Reynold's work, which earned him early recognition and success, was influenced by the landscape of his native Suffolk and the hop gardens and orchards of his adoptive Kent. From 1968 onwards depiction was firmly set aside in favour of the ‘concrete’ image, which led to international exhibitions including a retrospective at the Städtische Galerie im Schloss, Wolfsburg and the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen in 1996. Apart from his home country, he was particularly admired in France and Germany. Annely Juda Fine Art has represented Alan Reynolds from 1975 and his Estate since his death in 2014.