Prunella Clough Biography
Prunella Clough 1919-2000 was a painter of landscapes and industrial objects in oils. She trained at the Chelsea School of Art and had her first solo exhibition at the Leger Gallery in 1947.
Prunella's early work was associated with English neo-romanticism but also had affinities with French painting. In the 1950's her paintings of industrial subjects grew out of her concern to reinterpret figure painting free from its traditional associations. In later work figures disappear and landscape becomes her main subject. Concerned with the memory of a scene she was drawn to geometric forms in landscape. Her colours are usually warm and muted, close-toned and strongly textured.
Prunella exhibited at leading London galleries including the Leicester, Grosvenor, New Art Centre and Annely Juda Fine Art as well as internationally. Her work has been widely shown in group exhibitions and is represented in many public collections including the Tate.
Prunella Clough won the 1999 £30,000 Jerwood Prize for painting.