Although Bob LAW (1934–2004) is considered to be one of the founding fathers of British minimalism, he had no formal training other than brief sojourns as a carpenter and an architectural designer. His interest in watercolour painting took him to St. Ives where he met Bernard Leach, Peter Lanyon and Roger Hilton. The Cornish landscape inspired his first minimalist works. In the late 1960s, Law started to create the black paintings that would have been subsequently exhibited in 1974 at the Oxford Museum of Modern Art and the Whitechapel Art Gallery. Throughout the 1980s, Law's oeuvre and reputation evolved. He turned to making sculpture, which harked back to his early experiments with carpentry.
His work is included in many public collections throughout the world, including Tate, London, UK; the British Museum, London, UK: and The Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, amongst others.
The Estate of Bob Law is represented by Richard Saltoun Gallery.