Robyn Denny

ROBYN DENNY  British, 1930-2014

Robyn Denny studied in London at St Martin's School of Art, 1951-4 and afterwards at the Royal College of Art, 1954-7.

Denny took a teaching post at the Hammersmith College of Art between 1957-9 and Bath Academy of Art, 1959-65, and later at the Slade School of Arts, London.

Robyn Denny exhibited at the Young Contemporaries in 1953 and in 1958 he had his first solo show at the Gallery One, London.

Denny was prominent among the British Situation exhibition organized by the critic Laurence Alloway in 1960.

Robyn Denny represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1966 and seven years later a retrospective exhibition was held at the Tate, London.
Denny was the first artist in England to respond to American abstract expressionism and to establish an abstract style free of natural associations. Denny was writing on art for the international art magazines such as Das Kunstwerk and Art International.

Public collections include:
Arts Council of England, London 
British Council, London 
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, USA
Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford 
City Art Gallery, Norwich
City Art Gallery, Sheffield 
City Art Gallery, Southampton
Contemporary Art Society, London
Daimler Chrysler Collection, Berlin, Germany
Government Art Collection, London 
Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
National Gallery of Australia, Sydney, Australia
Peter Stuyvesant Collection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phillips Collection, Washington DC, USA
Schroder Bank, New York, USA
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 
Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles, USA
Tate, London
Ulster Museum, Belfast, Norhern Ireland
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA