|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 18th May 2014. Click New Acquisitions Exhibition for more information.
Picture of the Month
Spring is another of the paintings currently exhibited at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. It comes from the period in which Edwin felt aligned with the Surrealist movement and it's interesting to compare it with the previous Picture of the Month, The Shape of the Night, which seems to be greatly influenced by Rene Magritte.
But in Spring Edwin seems to be finding his own voice and a few months later he would paint A Farewell to Surrealism and declare his "flirtation with Surrealism" over. However its influence would live on in the unorthodox, experimental work he would produce during the next dozen years.
Spring, 1940, Oil on Canvas, 61cm x 45cm