Euan Uglow: The Complete Paintings

Euan Uglow: The Complete Paintings

by Catherine Lampert, Richard Kendall
     
 

British artist Euan Uglow (1932–2000) maintained a lower profile than others of his generation, yet his beautiful, intelligent, humane, and often witty landscapes, still lifes, and figure studies are today gaining the recognition they so clearly deserve. Many critics and admirers now consider Uglow one of Britain’s greatest post-war artists.
 

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British artist Euan Uglow (1932–2000) maintained a lower profile than others of his generation, yet his beautiful, intelligent, humane, and often witty landscapes, still lifes, and figure studies are today gaining the recognition they so clearly deserve. Many critics and admirers now consider Uglow one of Britain’s greatest post-war artists.
 
This is the first book devoted to Uglow and his oeuvre. Richard Kendall’s essay explores Uglow’s fundamental attitudes, beliefs, and processes in the years 1950 to 1970, and Catherine Lampert looks at the content and personal nature of the artist’s paintings over a lifetime, emphasizing his growing attention to color and light. The volume reproduces every known oil painting by Uglow—a total of more than 400 works—some 80 of which are here reproduced for the first time. In addition to a chronology, bibliography, and exhibition history for each work, the catalogue entries provide many other details and illuminating notes, including the artist’s own observations.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

British artist Euan Uglow (1932-2000) is unfamiliar for good reason: his work wasn't seen by the public apart from two exhibitions in 1974 and 1989, in the gallery that represented him. Lampert (former director, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London) has brought Uglow and his work the attention they deserve. This catalogue raisonné lists all of Uglow's oeuvre and depicts it in 310 color and 120 black-and-white illustrations, which clearly show the artist's debt to Cézanne and Giacometti in his paint handling and in his incorporation of structural drawing, respectively. Two essays by Lampert and Kendall (an independent art historian) explore Uglow's career and his unique working methods, including the meticulous staging of compositions in his studio. Although the book's price will cause many librarians to think twice about purchasing it, libraries supporting fine arts programs or research in 20th-century painting should definitely make the commitment. Highly recommended for academic and art libraries.
—Martha Smith Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300123494
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
629,619
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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Meet the Author

Catherine Lampert, former director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery, organized the major exhibitions of Uglow’s work in 1974 and 1979. She is the author of Rodin: Sculpture and Drawings, published by Yale University Press. Richard Kendall is an independent art historian. He is the author of many works on Impressionism and contemporary painting and co-author of The Unknown Monet and the forthcoming Degas and the Art of Japan, both published by Yale University Press.

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