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Victor Pasmore (1908–1998) was a British artist and influential figure in the development of abstract art during the mid-20th century. Pasmore's early artistic career was rooted in figurative painting and landscapes. However, under the influence of the artist Ben Nicholson, he underwent a radical transformation in the late 1940s, shifting towards abstraction. Inspired by Constructivism and the ideals of Mondrian, Pasmore embraced geometric forms and the use of color as independent elements in his compositions. His groundbreaking "Linear Motif" series from the 1950s exemplifies this shift, featuring dynamic arrangements of lines and shapes that transcend traditional representational art.


Victor Pasmore's work has been featured in major museums and institutions globally, solidifying his place in the canon of abstract art. The Tate Modern in London, which holds a comprehensive collection of Pasmore's works, has showcased retrospectives dedicated to his artistic evolution. His pieces are also part of the collections at esteemed institutions such as the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice have exhibited Pasmore's works. His legacy endures not only through his artworks but also through his impact on art education.

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