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7th June 2015

Grand Symphonic Paintings: James Adley, 1931 to 2015

James Adley was not a big name in the art world. When he died last month, this affectionate obituary was written by his more famous friend, the sculptor William Tucker. It describes the shockwave generated by abstract expressionism when it arrived in 1950’s Britain. More, it captures the life of an artist who was not a celebrity, as viewed through the eyes of one who is.