Richard Lin, British (1933 - )

Painter and designer in metal and plastic, working in a Minimalist style, born in Formosa, Taiwan. For a time he workedas Lin Show Yu. Studied at Millfield School, Somerset. In the mid-1950s studied architecture for four years at Regent St Polytechnic. Had first of a series of one-man shows in 1959 at Gimpel Fils, then began to show internationally in the Netherlands, America, Germany and elsewhere, winning several prizes. Was taken up by Marlborough Fine Art. Tate Gallery, Arts Council, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and many overseas galleries hold his work. Lived for a time in Aberystwyth, Wales.

His wall pieces seem to connect with the Donald Judd American influence but his drawings and more painterly work point back to Chinese, Taiwanese ink drawings.


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