Danny Rolph Winner
of THE 2020 MARK ROTHKO MEMORIAL TRUST AWARD
Barbara Davis Gallery is pleased to congratulate Danny Rolph
for being selected as one of 2 British artists awarded with
the 2020 Mark Rothko Memorial Trust.
The Mark Rothko Memorial Trust announced the re-launch of
their artist award initiative that began in 1973. Beginning in 2018,
the newly launched format of the award, is an artist-in-residence
in partnership with the Mark Rothko Art Centre in Daugavpils, Latvia.
Mark Rothko had a deep affection for Britain ever since his first trip in 1959 when he visited his friend, the artist William Scott, in Cornwall, who introduced him to other artists working in St Ives. Two years later Bryan Robertson mounted a retrospective of his work at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London. Since that time, it was often said that of all the artists of the New York School it was Rothko to whom the British and particularly British artists responded most warmly.
Shortly after Mark Rothko’s tragic death in 1970 Bryan Robertson gathered together those artists who had known Rothko and held him in high regard proposing that something should be done to honor his life and work. As a result, the Mark Rothko Memorial Trust was established as a registered charity with the purpose to facilitate travel bursaries for artists working in the UK to make their first trip to the USA. Funds were raised largely from the sale of a special portfolio comprising limited edition prints made by these British artists.
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DANNY ROLPH / BARBARA DAVIS GALLERY