Anthony Whishaw’s vibrant palette lends the Dome of the Rock, a shrine located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jersualem and the city’s most famous Islamic site, a shimmering summer heat.
Anthony Whishaw was born in England in 1930 but spent his early years in South America. He returned to England and studied at Chelsea School of Art from 1948–1952, winning a travelling scholarship, then at the Royal College of Art from 1952–1955, winning a drawing prize, an Abbey Minor Scholarship and a Spanish Government Scholarship to Spain, where he was inspired by Goya’s 'Black Paintings'. He has had numerous solo shows at galleries including Roland, Browse & Delbanco and the Barbican Centre. He is a Royal Academician, a Royal West of England Academician and a member of The London Group. Whishaw’s work, which alternates between figuration and abstraction, is in many public collections, including Tate.
Where to see this painting?
Ben Uri, The London Jewish Museum of Art
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