Victor Pasmore RA, CH, CBE (1908-88)
Arguably the most influential British abstract artist, Pasmore studied at the Central School of Art and was part of the first post-war exhibition of abstract art.
Pasmore was a leading figure in the promotion of abstract art and reform of the fine art education system. From 1943–1949, he taught at Camberwell where one of his students was Terry Frost. Influenced by Ben Nicholson among others, in the late 1940s he developed a purely abstract style, pioneering the revival of interest in constructivism in Britain following the War. Pasmore represented Britain at the 1961 Venice Biennale and has had two major retrospectives at the Tate.