Artist Kathleen Guthrie: Original Design for White, Red and Blue Circles in Square, c. 1939

Artist Kathleen Guthrie (1905 - 1981): Original Design for White, Red and Blue Circles in Square, c. 1939

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Kathleen Guthrie (1905 - 1981):
Original Design for White, Red and Blue Circles in Square, c. 1939
Framed (ref: 699)

Paper collage and paint

9 1/2 x 13 in. (24 x 33 cm.)

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Provenance: The Artist's Studio

It is likely that this collage dates to the late 1930's when Kathleen Guthrie met John Cecil Stephenson (1889- 1965), whom she married in 1941. 

At this time, the influence of the Circle group - whose activities centred on the Mall Studio's where Stephenson lived - were still potent. Although Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth moved to Cornwall in 1939, Henry Moore replaced them as Kathleen's immediate neighbour (taking over the lease at no. 7 Malls Studios) and Piet Mondrian became a regular visitor, living during most of the year in Parkhill Road. 

Alexander Calder had also been a frequent guest to Guthrie and Stephenson’s studio between 1938-39, and one of his mobiles, acquired by the pair, remained hanging in their space.