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Thérèse Oulton (1953-), Painter

Sitter in 2 portraits
Born in Shropshire, Oulton studied at St Martin's School of Art and the Royal College of Art. She painted impasto abstract works, using her fingers rather than brushes to manipulate the paint surface, creating a more visceral effect. She had her first solo exhibition at Gimpel Fils in 1984, followed by another solo show at Marlborough Fine Art in 1990. Oulton was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1987.

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Thérèse Oulton

by Michael Ward
bromide print, 1988
NPG x32114

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Thérèse Oulton

by Liam Woon
cibachrome print, 1990
NPG x47286