London, The Redfern Gallery, Derwent Lees, Elsa Vaudrey, Michael Rothenstein, Bryan Wynter, 10 April – 3 May 1947 (illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, no. 141)
Bryan Wynter escaped from the tropes of figurative painting by undertaking controlled experiments with hallucinogenic drugs in the 1950s, as well as undertaking underwater diving and filming in the 1960s. Instead of running his father’s laundry business he ran off to Cornwall and settled in a remote cottage where he read Freud and Jung’s theories on the psychology of the unconscious. One of his earlier works, Still Life was painted at a time when Wynter was not yet engaging with abstraction.