Bob Law


Born in Brentford, Middlesex, 1934

Died in Penzance, Cornwall, 2004



Solo Exhibitions



Bob Law, Thomas Dane Gallery, Naples, Italy



Bob Law: Ideas, Energies, Transmutations, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London, England



Bob Law, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles CA



Bob Law: Field Works 1959-1999, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England



Bob Law, Frieze Masters: Spotlight, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London, England



Bob Law: Colour, Karsten Schubert/Richard Saltoun, London, England

Bob Law: Castle XXXIX 1976, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles CA



Bob Law, Solo presentation at Artissima 17, Thomas Dane Gallery, Turin, Italy



Bob Law: A Retrospective, Thomas Dane & Karsten Schubert/Richard Saltoun, London, England



Bob Law: Early Drawings, Karsten Schubert, London, England



Bob Law: Drawings, Sculpture and Paintings, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall and Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, England

Bob Law New Work, Marlene Eleini, London, England 



Bob Law, Marlene Eleini, London, England



Bob Law: Lead Poems, Bronze Crosses on Wheels, Black Painting,The Platform Gallery, Folkestone, Kent, England



Bob Law, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York NY



Bob Law: Drawings 1959 – 1966, Karsten Schubert, London, England

Bob Law: Sculpture and Works on Paper, Clinton Tweedie, Lennox Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia



Bob Law: recent works, Karsten Schubert, London, England



Bob Law: Sculpture, Lisson Gallery, London, England



Bob Law: New Works, Lisson Gallery, London, England



Bob Law, Gillespie-De Laage, Paris, France



Bob Law, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England



Bob Law: ‘Mirror Series’ I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, and other new paintings, Lisson Gallery, London, England

Bob Law: 5 Paintings Rolf Preisig, Basel, Switzerland     



Robert Law, Lisson Gallery, London, England



Bob Law: 10 Black Paintings 1965-70, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England



Bob Law: Paintings, Lisson Gallery, London, England



Robert Law, Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany

Bob Law, Onnasch Galerie, Berlin, Germany



Robert Law, Grabowski Gallery, London, England



Robert Law Paintings & Drawings: 1960-63, Christchurch College, J.C.R. Gallery, Oxford, England


Group Exhibitions



Finding Aid, Goldsmiths CCA, London, England



Red, Green and Yellow, Flat Time House, London, England


Modern Conversations, Tate St Ives, England


Assorted Paper, The Sunday Painter, London, England



To the End of the World or to the Edge of the Paper, Parts Project, The Hague, The Netherlands

Artists and Poets, curated by Ugo Rondinone, Secession, Vienna

Abstract Drawing, Drawing Room, London, England

A House of Leaves, The David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF), London, England

The Indiscipline of Painting, International Abstraction from the 1960s to now. Tate, St. Ives and Mead Gallery, Cornwall, England

How to Improve the World: 60 Years of British Art, Hayward Gallery, London, England

Arts Council Collection: Acquisitions 1989-2002
, Hayward Gallery, London, England
Formal Situations: Abstraction in Britain 1960-1970, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England

Blast to Freeze: British Art in the 20th Century, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany

Out of Line: Drawings from the Arts Council Collection; York, Swansea, Sheffield, Llandudno, Stoke-on-Trent, Middlesbrough, Wingfield Eye, England              
Live in Your Head: Concept and Experiment in Britain, 1965 – 75, Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal
Whitechapel Centenary, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England
Panza Collection, Guggenheim Museum, New York NY

As Dark as Light – Three different displays of paintings and drawings by Bob Law from the London collection, Tate Gallery, St Ives, England
Small Sculptures and Early Drawings by Bob Law, Richard Salmon Gallery, London, England
Jerwood Painting Prize 1999, Exhibition of the Seven Shortlisted Artists, Jerwood Space Gallery, London, England



From Figure to Object, A Century of Sculptors’ Drawings, Frith Street Gallery; Jerwood Space Gallery and Karsten Schubert, London, England



The LeWitt Collection, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford CT

Galerie Luc Queyrel, Paris, France



Shipley Art Gallery, Ipswich, England



A Spiritual Dimension; Peterborough Art Gallery; Herbert Gallery, Coventry; Worcester City Museum; Winchester Gallery, England

Modern British Water Colour Show, Grob Gallery, London, England

Hanne Darboven, Gary Hume, Bob Law, Julian Lethbridge, Karsten Schubert, London, England



The Presence of Painting, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, England                

Le Couleur Seule, l’Experience du Monochrome, Musee St Pierre Contemporain, Lyon, France

Changing Group Exhibition, Karsten Schubert, London, England

The Presence of Painting: aspects of British Abstraction 1957-88, Southbank Centre, London, England



The Experience of Landscape, Arts Council of Great Britain; Derby; Huddersfield; York; Wolverhampton; Exeter; Worcester; Barnsley; Stoke; London; Walsall; Newtown; Ayr; Stirling; Wakefield, England

Britannica: Trent Ans de Sculpture; Musee des Beaux Arts, The Hague, Netherlands; Musee Evreux & The Architecture School of Normandie, Rouen, France; Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium and Central Region d’Art Contemporain, Toulouse, France

British Art in the Twentieth Century, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England

Painting and Poetry, The Landscape of Experience, Arts Council of Great Britain, London, England

Englische Kunst im 20 Jahrhundert, Staats Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany

Vessel, Serpentine Gallery, London, England



Falls the Shadow: Recent British and European Art, Hayward Gallery, London, England

Changing Group Exhibition, Lisson Gallery, London, England



The British Art Show II, Australia and New Zealand; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia; National Art Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; National Gallery, Wellington, Australia

St Ives 1939-64: Twenty Five Years of Painting, Sculpture and Pottery, Tate Gallery, London, England



The British Art Show II; Birmingham, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Southampton, England

Rosc 84, Guinness Hop Store, Dublin, Ireland



Drawing in Air: An Exhibition of Sculptors Drawings 1882 – 1982; Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, England; Ceolfrith Arts Gallery, Sunderland, England; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales



Aspects of British Art Today, Japan; Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan; National Museum of Modern Art, Osaka, Japan; Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan

British sculpture in the 20th century, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England



Continuing Through the Summer, Lisson Gallery, London, England

Schwarz (Black Exhibition), Stadtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany

British Sculpture since 1900, (Part II, 1950 – 1980), Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England



35 Ans de L’Apiaw, Museum Ville de Liege, Liege, Belgium

British Art 1940-1980, The Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London, England

John Moores’ Liverpool Exhibition 12, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England



Art Actuel en Belgique et en Grande-Bretagne, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Tate 79 Exhibition, Tate Gallery, London, England

Through the Summer, Lisson Gallery, London, England

Malerei Schwarz, Malerei Weiss, Kunstlerhaus, Hamburg, Germany

Artists Books, Galerie Ldia Megert, Bern, Switzerland

The Native Land: an inaugural exhibition of artists' work from 1699-1979 which celebrates the landscape of North Wales, Mostyn Art Gallery, Llandudno, Wales

Recent Arts Council Awards and Purchases, Serpentine Gallery, London, England

Summer Show, Galerie Gillespie-de Laage, Paris, France

Artist’s Books, Galerie Lydia Megert, Bern, Switzerland



Avant-Garde Russe, Avant-Garde Minimalismte, Galerie Gillespie-Laage, Paris, France

Summer Show, Lisson Gallery, London, England

20 Century Drawings, Chelsea School of Art, London, England



Roger Ackling, Art & Language, Alan Charlton, Stephen Cox, Tony Cragg, John Hilliard, Peter Joseph,                   Bob Law, Richard Long, Tim Mapston, Stephen Willats, Lisson Gallery, London, England

Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, London, England

British artists of the Sixties: from the collections of the Tate Gallery, Tate Gallery, London, England

British Painting 1952-77, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England



Arte Inglese Oggi, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy



Baer, Charlton, Law, Mangold, Ryman: Paintings, Lisson Gallery, London, England

Painting Exhibition, Scottish Arts Council Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland



7 aus London, Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland

The Critic Stripped Bare By His Artists, Even, Arthur Tooth & Sons, London, England



Seven Exhibitions: Keith Arnatt, Michael Craig-Martin, Bob Law, Joseph Beuys, Hamish Fulton, Bruce McLean, David Tremlett, Tate Gallery, London, England

Small Paintings and Drawings, Arts Council of Great Britain (touring exhibition), England

Drawing, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England



Wall Show, Lisson Gallery, London, England

Art Spectrum London, Alexandra Palace, London, England

Film Show, Situation, London, England

Modern Paintings from Oxford College Collections, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England



Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London, England

Paperworks, Museum of Modern Art, New York



John Moores’ Liverpool Exhibition 9, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England



Open Hundred, Arts Council of Great Britain, Belfast, Northern Ireland


Situation, Arts Council of Great Britain (touring exhibition), England
John Epstein, Robert Law, Grabowski Gallery, London, England

New London Situation: British Abstract Art, Malborough New London Gallery, London, England
6 painters, 2 sculptors : Anthony Benjamin, Peter Blake, Oliver Bradbury, Peter Hobbs, John Hoskin, Robert Law, Brian Wall, Brian Young, Rawinksy Gallery, London, England

Situation: an exhibition of British abstract painting, R.B.A. Galleries, London, England
Peter Hobbs, Robert Law: Work by 2 British Artists, Institute of Contemporary Art, London,  England



Public collections


Arts Council, London, England

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

British Council, London, England

Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Museum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

New College, Oxford, England

Peterborough Museum and Art gallery, Southampton, England

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tate, England

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

The Panza Collection,Varese, Italy