Victor Pasmore was educated at Harrow and studied painting. He taught at Camberwell and Central St Martins, and was Director of Painting in The School for Fine Art, King's College, University of Durham from 1954-1961. He had his first one-man show in at the London Artists' Association's Cooling Galleries in 1933 and retrospective exhibitions at the Tate Gallery, London in 1965, and the Serpentine Gallery in 1991.
He rejected figurative painting for abstraction in 1947 and was arguably one of the most influential British abstract painters of the 20th Century. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1983 and his work can be found in many Public Collections around the world including: Tate Britain, Royal Academy of Arts, London, Museum of Modern Art New York, The British Council, Yale Center for British Art and numerous regional British galleries.