Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye

Edwin G. Lucas, Caley Station, Edinburgh, 1942. City Art Centre, Museums & Galleries Edinburgh. © the artist’s estate. (Photo: City Art Centre)

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Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye is the first major exhibition to focus on this enigmatic artist, one of the most unique Scottish painters of the 20th century. Revealing the little-known story of Lucas’s life and career, it traces his development from the early watercolours of his youth to his boldly experimental oil paintings of the 1940s and 1950s. 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. It also explores the artist’s final, uncompromising works of the 1980s, which were produced after a break of almost thirty years. The exhibition features over sixty artworks drawn from public and private collections, including loans from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and rare archival material from the artist’s estate.


4 August – 10 February 2019

Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm

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City Art Centre
2 Market Street,
Edinburgh, EH1 1DE