Neglected in his lifetime, the late African-American artist Robert Reed’s paintings are a revelation

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It a time when interest in previously neglected African-American art is rising, London is the unexpected location for a revelatory show of work by Robert Reed, an abstract artist who spent his life teaching art with little or no recognition.

When he died in 2014, his family found a stockpile of barely seen boldly coloured paintings, drawings and prints in his New Haven studio, some of which are being shown for the first time.

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