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The Hedge Layer
© the artist / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Leicester Museums and Galleries

The Hedge Layer 1974

Reg Cartwright (b.1938)

Leicester Museums and Galleries
Artist and illustrator, born in Leicester, who settled in Leicestershire at Kibworth Beauchamp, 1970. Cartwright did his National Service as a musician in the Leicester Regiment, 1957–60, then worked in studios as a commercial artist and art director for 13 years, becoming a full-time painter and illustrator in 1974. Mixed shows included Portal Gallery, 1972; Piccadilly Gallery, 1979; 16th Exhibition of Original Pictures of International Children’s Books, Japan, 1981; and Royal Festival Hall Books of the Year Exhibition, 1986. Solo shows included Portal from 1974; Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, which holds his work, 1980–1; Woods Gallery, Leicester, 1990; Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham, 1995; and Cambridge Contemporary Art, Cambridge, 2001.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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