signed with intials and dated ‘KA 52’ (lower right)
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Standing Figure, 1952
with Pangolin Gallery, London
London, Pangolin London & Kings Place Gallery, Sculptors’ Drawings & Works On Paper, 31 August – 12 October 2012 (illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, p. 27);
Bristol, Royal West of England Academy, Drawing On, 21 March – 7 June 2015;
Hastings, Jerwood Gallery, Century: 100 Modern British Artists, 23 October 2016 – 8 January 2017
Kenneth Armitage’s subject matter is often an abstraction of form, but recognisably human, the features and limbs simplified and sometimes fused together with the torso. In 1952 Armitage was chosen alongside Reg Butler, Lynn Chadwick, Bernard Meadows and others to represent the British section of the Venice Biennale, at the time, one of the highest honours bestowed on an artist.