John McEwen

  • Four British Painters

    FACED WITH THE TASK of surveying the broad field of current British painting, I have decided to confine myself to the work of only four painters—John Hoyland, John Walker, Stephen Buckley and Howard Hodgkin—in the hope that a part will more clearly reveal the whole than if attention were more scattered.1 The choice has certainly been made easier by circumstances. Hoyland and Walker are the two English painters who have most rigorously and successfully addressed themselves to the challenge of New York painting. Hoyland has worked and taught in America, and his paintings have been regularly

  • Aspects of British Sculpture

    ACADEMIC CATEGORIZATION ALWAYS SMACKS of consumerism, and it is to get away from this attitude that I somewhat arbitrarily choose only seven artists who make three-dimensional objects to give an indication of some of the sculptural activity taking place in England today. The fact is that only two of the artists discussed here—Nigel Hall and Nicholas Pope—appeared in William Tucker’s 1975 exhibition “The Condition of Sculpture” at the Hayward Gallery in London, although the show included the work of 22 sculptors then practicing in England. None of them was more than 41 years old and most were