|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.
A new exhibition of Edwin's work will open on 6th February at the Fine Art Society in Edinburgh and run until 28th February 2015. This exhibition explores the development of Edwin's unique style from his first Surrealist works in 1939 to the solo exhibitions he held in the 1950s. Click here for details, including images of all the paintings.
Picture of the Month - Self Portrait with Figures, 1950
We're currently using Pictures of the Month to illustrate Edwin's journey from a painter of conventional landscapes in the 1930s to produducing Surrealist works that are quite unlike anything his contemporaries were doing in the 40s and early 50s.
This month we feature Self Portrait with Figures. It was painted in 1950 and first shown at Edwin's solo exhibition at the New Gallery in Shandwick Place, Edinburgh in 1951. It shows Edwin at work in his studio at 5 Alva Street, Edinburgh. It's the only painting that shows something of the internal layout of the studio, which is clearly on the top floor of the building.
Self Portrait with Figures, 1950, Oil on Canvas, 64cm x 76cm
This painting will be shown in the Fine Art Society exhibition that opens on 6th February 2015.