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Lead Mine
© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Leicestershire County Council Artworks Collection

Lead Mine 1958

Fred Uhlman (1901–1985)

Leicestershire County Council Artworks Collection

Painter in oil of landscape, townscapes and still life with a slightly quirky, naïve appearance and employing a distinctive palette. Uhlman was born in Stuttgart, Germany, became a doctor of law and practised as a barrister 1927–33. He left Germany for Paris in 1933 and in 1934 began painting there as a self-taught artist. In 1936 he moved to London, where married, and where he soon established his reputation as a painter. Although he lived in London, he spent summers in the Croesor Valley, Gwynedd, Wales. Uhlman had his first one-man show in 1935 at the Galerie Le Niveau, Paris; his first solo show in London was at the Zwemmer Gallery, in 1938. From then on Uhlman showed regularly, one-man exhibitions and mixed shows throughout Britain. A retrospective was held at Leighton House, London, in 1968.

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

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