Collection: Alan Reynolds   1926 - 2014 

Alan Reynolds, born 1926, is a British painter whose work is held in more than 30 museum collections, at least 12 of which are international. A student at the Royal College of Art in 1952, his work was already meeting significant critical acclaim and by 1956, with his Four Seasons exhibition, he had reached the very peak of popularity. He is widely considered a pioneer of 1950s British art.

Reynolds’ style of painting can be divided into two very distinct periods of output. Until an exhibition at the Leicester Galleries in 1958, his work was almost entirely in landscapes and he was widely heralded as a savior of British landscape painting. From the late 1950s onwards, however, his work changed to an austere, minimalist, abstract style, though still greatly influenced by nature, for which he is celebrated today.