The Piano

The Piano 1 by Dorothy Mead copy
The Piano 1, 1968
Dorothy Mead (1928-1975)
Oil on canvas, 70 x 90cm

Located in Holst Room. 


The purchase of this work was made possible by the generous contribution from the Friends of Morley. Dorothy Mead, painter, was born in London and studied under Bomberg from 1945-51. She was a mature student at the Slade School of Art 1956-59, following Bomberg’s inspiration. Mead was a founder member of the Borough Group in 1946 together with other pupils of Bomberg. Mead joined the London Group in 1960 and was President from 1971-73. In 1964 she exhibited with artists including Peter Blake, David Hockney and Bridget Riley. Mead spent two spells teaching at Morley College: between 1963-65 she taught 'Painting', and from 1973-75 she taught 'Drawing & Painting' ("for advanced students of some considerable experience") and 'Improvisation from the Model' in the Morley Summer Painting School. Dorothy Mead was also a part time lecturer at Chelsea College of Art in London between 1962-64. Her work is included in collections at the Tate Gallery.

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