Alan Uglow (1941–2011)

The abstract painter Alan Uglow died on January 20 in Manhattan, where he lived, Roberta Smith reports for the New York Times. He was sixty-nine-years-old.

Uglow was born on July 19, 1941, in Luton, England, and began studying art when he was a teenager. He earned a degree in painting and printmaking from the Central School of Art in London in 1962. He moved to New York in 1969 and first displayed his work in 1974 in a group show at the Bykert Gallery, a well known Manhattan redoubt of abstract painting at the time.

In 1978 he made his solo debut in simultaneous shows at the galleries of Mary Boone (paintings) and Susan Caldwell (drawings) on West Broadway in SoHo. He had nine subsequent solo shows in New York, most recently at the Stark Gallery in 2002. Uglow exhibited frequently in Europe, including a large survey of his work at the Museum Haus Esters in Krefeld, Germany, last year. A show of his work will open in April at Murray Guy in Chelsea.