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Gerald Laing

 (1936 - 2011)
Gerald Laing was active/lived in New York, California / England, Scotland.  Gerald Laing is known for pop art, painting, portrait sculpture, printmaking.

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Gerald Laing


Gerald Laing obituary, The Guardian newspaper, London, November 25, 2011

One of Britain's best-known pop artists of the 1960s

When Gerald Laing passed out from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in 1955 and joined up with the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, his destiny as one of Britain's best-known pop artists seemed remote. However, the fame - achieved within just 10 years - was tarnished by the time when, late in life, he returned to pop as he sensed the potential power of the ill-fated Amy Winehouse as an image.

Life in Britain in the early 1950s had seemed tedious to Laing, who has died of cancer aged 75, so joining the regiment in which his father had also been an officer seemed the natural thing to do. But t  ...  Displaying 750 of 8081 characters.



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About  Gerald Laing

Born:  1936 - Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Died:   2011
Known for:  pop art, painting, portrait sculpture, printmaking