Sandra Blow

Sandra Blow (1925 - 2006) was an English abstract painter and printmaker. Born in London, she suffered from scarlet fever as a child, spending weekends and holidays at her grandparents’ fruit farm. There she spent time painting before enrolling at Saint Martin’s School of Art in 1941.


Afterwards in 1947 she travelled to Italy to further her studies in art, enrolling in Accademia di Belle Arti. Here she met Alberto Burri who became her partner for a few years and the couple travelled around Italy before eventually working together in Paris. Burri was a significant influence on Blow, encouraging her to work in different materials thus further inspiring her passion for art. One of the pioneers of British abstract art in the 1950's, her work can be seen in the collection of Tate Britain.