painting should be 'fast and intense'. When, years later, he saw Pollock's actionpaintings he realised that they were close to his ideal. 1945-46 ‘Exhibition of Paintings by Picasso and Matisse’ at the Victoria & Albert Museum - Metzgerimpressed by the Picassos.1948. Takes part in group exhibitions at Ben Uri Gallery and the London Group,Academy Hall London.1950. East End Academy group show, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.1953. With other Bomberg students, Metzger founded the Borough Bottega, a groupdesigned to recognise Bomberg‘s achievements. Contributed to 'Borough Bottega'paintings and drawings show, November-December, Berkeley Gallery, London.1953-58. Worked as a junk dealer in King's Lynn, Norfolk. 1956. Very impressed bythe ‘This is Tomorrow’, show at the Whitechapel Art Gallery.1959. Moved to London. Fearing a world war fought with Hydrogen bombs,Metzger sympathised with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.