|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 - City Panorama, 1946
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 City Panorama, painted in 1946. We think Edwin stopped regarding himself as aligned to the Surrealist movement in the early 1940s, but the influence of Surrealism is evident in much of his subsequent work. This painting contains many recognisable features of his native city. It's tempting to think the way the picture is split in two refers to the divide between the medieval Old Town of Edinburgh and the Georgian New Town, although elements of Old and New towns are present on both sides of the divide.
City Panorama, 1946, Oil on Canvas, 83cm x 103cm
This painting will be shown in the Fine Art Society exhibition that opens on 6th February 2015.