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Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

4 Aug 2018 - 10 Feb 2019

The self-taught, Edinburgh-born artist Edwin G. Lucas (1911–90) began his career painting naturalistic watercolours; he would later form important friendships with avant-garde abstract painters such as Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, and in the 1930s he was swept up in the current of Surrealism from Europe. He distilled these various modes of modernism into his own style of oil paintings – this exhibition at the City Art Centre covers his full career, including the bold, symbolist works Lucas created in the 1980s after a break from painting of almost 30 years. It is the first institutional show dedicated to his work, and part of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2018. Find out more about the Edwin G. Lucas exhibition from the Edinburgh Museums website.

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Snuff Mill, Juniper Green (1936), Edwin G. Lucas. Photo: John McKenzie; © the artist’s estate

The Schism – Final Diagnosis, Edwin G. Lucas

The Schism – Final Diagnosis (1940), Edwin G. Lucas. Photo: John McKenzie; © the artist’s estate

Caley Station, Edinburgh (1942), Edwin G. Lucas. Photo: John McKenzie; © the artist’s estate

Peatland Hills from Kingsnowe, Winter 1947 (1947), Edwin G. Lucas. Photo: John McKenzie; © the artist’s estate

Untitled, Edwin G. Lucas

Untitled (1981), Edwin G. Lucas. Photo: John McKenzie; © the artist’s estate

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