As proclaimed by the Scottish painter Craigie Aitchison ; “you never get over Uglow.”
This is the sixth exhibition of Euan Uglow’s work at Browse & Darby since his death in 2000.
Uglow’s analytical eye, acutely precise execution and rigorous pictorial approach characterise his highly distinctive work. This exhibition showcases oil paintings and works on paper ranging from the mid-1950s through to the year of his death, and includes rarely seen works from private collections as well as a number of drawings. The selection of portraits, nudes and still lifes illustrate Uglow’s discernible aesthetic, his meticulous working technique and idiosyncratic approach to his art.
Born in south London in 1932, Euan Uglow attended the Camberwell School of Art from 1948 to 1950 having won the David Murray Scholarship. Here he studied beneath artists such as Victor Pasmore, Lawrence Gowing, Claude Rogers and William Coldstream. He then completed his formal training at Slade School of Art from 1951 to 1954, where he would later teach while exhibiting work at London galleries and museums including Tate, Yale Centre for British Art, the National Gallery London, the Royal Academy, the Whitechapel Art Gallery and Hayward Gallery, in addition to his frequent solo shows with Browse & Darby. His work is included in major private art collections and public institutions; namely Tate Modern, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Government Art Collection, London, and the British Council and Arts Council of Great Britain.
An illustrated catalogue featuring an interview, ‘Snatches of Conversation’, conducted in 1989 by Andrew Lambirth, is available.