Born in Sri Lanka but raised primarily in England, Julian Lethbridge (b. 1947, Colombo) received his education at Winchester College and Cambridge University before moving to New York. Working in drawing and painting, Lethbridge creates work of cerebral abstraction, often based on mathematical or natural principles. Methodically building up his surfaces with pigment, he then incises them with repeated patterns. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Lethbridge limited his work to shades of black and white, mining the richness of monochromatic painting. More recently he has begun to introduce vibrant colors and more gestural brushwork into his paintings. Lethbridge’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the United States and Europe and can be found in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Tate Gallery, London; The Art Institute of Chicago; and The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.