b. 1939 London, England
Antony Donaldson came to prominence in 1962 as part of the first wave of the young generation of British Pop painters. Graduating from the Slade School of Fine Art; his exact contemporaries included David Hockney, Allen Jones, Derek Boshier and Peter Phillips. His subject is often the human figure; particularly the female body. His first solo exhibition in 1963, the first of many at the Rowan Gallery, led to his participation in the historic
New Generation exhibition curated by Bryan Robertson at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London in 1964 and to his inclusion in early books and survey exhibitions on Pop Art. In recent years he has featured in numerous major historical overviews of British and international Pop Art, including The Pop ‘60s: Transatlantic Crossing (Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, 1997), Pop Art UK (Galleria Civica di Modena, 2004), British Pop Art (Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, 2005) and When Britain went Pop (Christie’s, London, 2013).