Derek Carruthers (1935-2021) was a well-known artist and art teacher. He was born at Penrith in Cumbria and studied art at King’s College, Newcastle University 1953-57, where his teachers included Victor Pasmore and Lawrence Gowing. He taught at Sunderland College of Art 1957-64, and later retired as Professor of Fine Art at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham. Derek Carruthers was influenced in his early career by Pasmore. He had solo shows in Newcastle 1957 and at Drian Galleries in London 1963-65. He was included in the Arts Council show ‘Construction England’ 1963. His work is held in several public collections including Leicester University and public galleries in Bradford and Kendal.

Derek Carruthers - Mobile with Penetrating Spheres

Artist: Derek CarruthersTitle: Study for 'Mobile with Penetrating Spheres' 1963 - an original signed abstract collage on paper, unframedDescription: The present work is a painted collage on paper signed by the artist lower right and titled as above and dated 1963. The artist has u..