- 80 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Lucas, Edwin G.,Scott, Helen E.,
- Corporate Author
- Edinburgh City Art Centre,
- "Published to accompany the exhibition: 'Edwin G. Lucas: an individual eye', City Art Centre Edinburgh, 4 August 2018-10 February 2019"--Title-page verso.Includes bibliographical references.Summary: Edwin G. Lucas (1911-1990) was one of the most unique Scottish painters of the 20th century. Born and educated in Edinburgh, he was largely self-taught as an artist, his family having discouraged him from pursuing a risky career path. Despite this, Lucas went on to become a serious and prolific painter, who exhibited regularly at the Royal Scottish Academy and Society of Scottish Artists, and staged two solo shows at the New Gallery on Shandwick Place in Edinburgh. During the 1930s he encountered Surrealism, which had a lasting impact on his creative practice. Blending Surrealist influences with his own idiosyncratic vision of the world, he cultivated an original and highly imaginative style of painting that is richly colourful and fascinatingly quirky. 'Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye' is the first publication to focus on this unusual and enigmatic artist. Revealing the little-known story of Lucas' life and career, it traces his development from the early watercolours of his adolescence to his boldly experimental oil paintings of the 1940s and 1950s. It also explores the artist?s final, uncompromising works of the 1980s, which were produced after a break of almost thirty years. The book draws on material from the artist's estate, and is lavishly illustrated, featuring many of his most important drawings and paintings as well as rare archival photographs.