Sandra Blow 1925–2006

Pencil and collage

18 x 24 cm

c. 2002

Provenance: Bonhams, 2009; Had been bought directly from artist by a previous owner, who sold via Bonhams


Sandra Blow was an English abstract painter and an artist at the forefront of the British abstract movement in the 1950s. Her abstract collages were often made from discarded material. She enrolled at Saint Martin’s School of Art between 1941 and 1946 and then attended the Royal Academy Schools in 1946 to 1947. When she attended the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome where she met Alberto Burri, who became a lifelong influence on her work.  She regularly exhibited at Gimpel Fils Gallery and the annual Summer Exhibition at the RA. She has also been exhibited internationally in New York and the 29th Venice Bienalle.