|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 opened on 6th February at the Fine Art Society in Edinburgh and runs 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 - Black Fireworks, 1951
We're currently using Pictures of the Month to illustrate Edwin's journey from a painter of conventional landscapes in the 1930s to producing Surrealist works that are quite unlike anything his contemporaries were doing in the 40s and early 50s.
This month we feature Black Fireworks, one of the abstract works Edwin started painting in the early 1950s. It was painted in 1951 and first shown at Edwin's solo exhibition at the New Gallery in Shandwick Place, Edinburgh in August and September of that year.
Black Fireworks, 1951, Oil on Board, 51cm x 61cm
This painting is being shown in the Fine Art Society exhibition from 6th - 28th February 2015.