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Edwin John Victor Pasmore (Chelsham, 3 December 1908 - Gudia, 23 January 1998) was an English painter.

As a young man he regularly attended the evening classes at the Central School, where he then taught Archibald Standish Hartrick, thanks to which he was able to develop a vast knowledge of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting. From 1928 to 1935 he directed his interests to fauvism, cubism and abstractionism. In 1934 he exhibited at the exhibition Objective Abstractions together with William Coldstream and Graham Bell.

Founded in 1937 the Euston Road School inspired by lyrical naturalism, influenced by the painting of Corot and Bonnard.

Pasmore was among the first to adhere also to concrete art, after a personal crisis in 1948, when he felt the contradiction between the contemporary man and the naturalism embraced by him. He began a period that led him to develop collages with geometrical structures. From 1951 he was influenced by Naum Gabo and De Stijl, increasingly oriented towards concrete art, on three-dimensional works built with Plexiglas and metal tubes.

He is considered one of the most important and significant abstract artists of Great Britain, in addition in the pure geometric field his relief paintings are among the most worthy works of attention in the lineage of Mondrian.