Magazine article Art Monthly

David Troostwyk 1929-2009

Magazine article Art Monthly

David Troostwyk 1929-2009

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David Troostwyk had an influence well beyond his status in the art establishment. A wartime evacuee, he worked at the London Display Company, an advertising agency, 1944-47, and was in the Royal Air Force Signals during the Berlin Air Lift. He studied at St Albans School of Art 1950-53 and the Royal College of Art 1953-56, and later became the head of painting at Winchester School of Art 1964-67. He had oneman shows with Kasmin in 1970 and Felicity Samuel in 1977. An audio work (published as an 'Audio Arts' supplement) was broadcast as a running advertisement during a three-hour transmission on Capital Radio, Sunday 8 February 1976. He published the artist's book Imitation with Felicity Samuel in 1977: the repeated pages, verso text in black, recto in red, imitate themselves. In September 1979 he was the first artist to show with Robin Klassnik at Matt's Gallery, London Fields, with the sound piece Our Famous Culture and a washing-machine cast in resin, Supreme Object. …

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