Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye
Author: Helen E. Scott
Publisher: Sansom & Company
Dimensions: 22 cm x 27 cm
This beautifully illustrated catalogue accompanied the exhibition, ‘Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye’, which was displayed at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre from August 2018 to February 2019.
Edwin G. Lucas (1911–1990) was one of the most unique Scottish painters of the twentieth century. Born and raised in Edinburgh, he channelled the influence of Surrealism in his work, cultivating an original and highly imaginative style of painting during the 1940s and 1950s that set him apart from his contemporaries. Today, however, he is virtually unknown.
‘Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye’ was the first major exhibition to focus on this unusual and enigmatic artist. Featuring over 60 artworks from public and private collections, including loans from the artist’s estate and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, it traced the untold story of Lucas’s life and career.