Richard Pousette-Dart, Within the Room, 1942, oil and canvas on wood, 36" x 60" (91.4 cm x 152.4)

Museum Exhibitions

Richard Pousette-Dart


Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK

October 23, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Richard Pousette-Dart (1916–92), working in New York in the 1940s, created beautiful, layered paintings as well as experimenting with drawing, photography and sculpture.

Playing a key role in the genesis of Abstract Expressionism and the New York School, which transformed American art in the post-war years, Pousette-Dart ’s contemporaries included Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Willem de Kooning. Jim Ede, creator of Kettle’s Yard, first met Pousette-Dart in New York in 1940, and research into their transatlantic correspondence over subsequent decades has served as the catalyst for this exhibition.

The first-ever solo show of Pousette-Dart's work to be staged in the UK, Richard Pousette-Dart: Beginnings will include early sculptures and works on paper from the late 1930s onwards, as well as large scale paintings from 1940-51. The majority of works on display have been borrowed from US museums and collections, and have not previously been seen in the UK.

For more information and updates on the exhibition, visit Kettle's Yard's (opens in a new window) website.

  • Museum Exhibitions — "Richard Pousette-Dart: Beginnings" at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, Mar 12, 2018