Saturday, 04 September 2021 - Wednesday, 15 December 2021
The Art Workers' Guild
The exhibition can be viewed by appointment
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Until Wednesday 15 December
Edmund Fairfax-Lucy (1945-2020) was a dedicated painter in oils with a faithful following of collectors and Master of the Art Workers’ Guild in 2012. He lived at Charlecote, near Stratford-upon-Avon, an ancestral home belonging to the National Trust, and its atmospheric interiors with subtly-coloured textiles and crowded rooms provided him with many subjects. But his real subject was light and colour, which he captured with intense looking and searching. The exhibition is titled ‘The End of Lunch’ after one of his paintings.
His friend, the art historian Paul Hills, has written for the exhibition catalogue, ‘Although living through a period when the tradition of oil painting and the vision and sympathy that it sustained was forgotten or rejected, Fairfax-Lucy held to his faith. Contemplating his later paintings, attending to the flow of the image, we may realize that they are indeed a journey into light.’