Mick Moon, post-war British artist, 1937–2024

Mick Moon. Courtesy the Royal Academy

Mick Moon, one of the key figures of post-war British art, has died in London yesterday, his gallery Cristea Roberts confirmed. Born in Edinburgh, Moon studied at Chelsea School of Art, London from 1958 to 1962 and then at the Royal College of Art, London from 1962 to 1963. He taught at the Slade School of Fine Art in London for many years, mentoring generations of young artists. Working primarily in painting and printmaking, Moon’s works incorporated layers of marks, colour, text and collage. He has had numerous major solo exhibitions, including at Tate, London (1976) and Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (1980). In 1980 Moon received a Major Arts Council Award and First Prize at the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition, and in 1984 he received the Gulbenkian Print Award.

His works are in the collections of Tate, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Walker Art Gallery Liverpool and the Scottish National Gallery among others.

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