|This website presents paintings by Edwin G Lucas, a Scottish artist who lived from 1911 to 1990. His paintings are Modernist in style and many feature Surrealist elements developed during the 1930s.
The site contains biographical information, galleries of digital images and news of exhibitions of the original paintings. Please contact us if you would like more information.
The New Acquisitions exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art has opened and includes five of Edwin's paintings, the first time he has been represented in the National Collection. The exhibition runs until 4th May 2014. Click New Acquisitions Exhibition for more information.
Furthermore, a selling exhibition of some of Edwin's work that has not been shown in public since 1951 takes place at Bourne Fine Art from 27th March to 17th April 2014.
Picture of the Month
Bedroom Abstract is another of the paintings currently exhibited at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. It was painted in 1949 and is one of the works that prompted Patrick Elliott, senior curator at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, to comment:
"They are impressive because they are inexplicable, I've not seen anything quite like them before in my 20 years at the Gallery of Modern Art: there's a bit of Picasso, but overall he's got nothing in common with anyone painting in Scotland at the time - or in fact anywhere else."
(As quoted in The Herald, online edition 15 October 2013, printed edition 16 October 2013.)
Picasso's influence can be seen here in the highly abstracted figures. How many bodies do you see?
Bedroom Abstract, 1949, Oil on Canvas, 63cm x 76cm