Gordon House (1932-2004)
Born in South Wales, studied at Luton and St. Albans Schools of Art with John Plumb and Richard Smith. After college he worked for a while in an advertising studio, honing his skills in graphic design. Teaching work followed and in the 1960s he was able to focus more fully on his own artwork, producing his first print at Kelpra studios – where along with Richard Hamilton and Eduardo Paolozzi he was to raise the profile of the screenprint, transforming it into a work of fine art. He exhibited in the major abstract exhibition of abstract art in 1960, called ‘Situtation’, alongside John Hoyland, Gillian Ayres and Robyn Denny. His work can be found in the Tate print collection, the British Council the V&A, MOMA (New York).