King Street Studios and Art Gallery in Lancaster are pleased to announce their exhibition: Milan Ivanič - 50 Years of Line and Paint.
5th April to 4th May open every Fri and Sat 11 – 5.30 opening night Sat 6th April 6 – 8pm
The exhibition is a celebration of the work of Czech born artist Milan Ivanič with fine examples of drawing and painting spanning the last 50 years
Milan likes something he once read: ‘painting is about celebration’
In 1968 Milan met Roz, an English girl, in Prague, and in 1970 he came to England to marry her. Since then he has lived and worked in Sussex, Devon, London, and in Lancaster for the last 33 years. He has travelled a lot, but the places and people that he sees again and again are his main subjects. The landscape associated with the River Lune and its estuary into Morecambe Bay feature in many of his paintings and drawings.
In 2019 Milan brings to his work what he has learned from his training in Prague, from 50 years of close engagement with 20th Century art, especially British and European, and from drawing and painting every day all his life.
Since coming to the UK, his work has been exhibited in many parts of the UK, especially in Lancashire, Yorkshire and Sussex.
His work is in private collections in the UK, US, Canada, Brazil, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and The Netherlands.
His work has been selected and exhibited in several major national open competitions in London:
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy: 2011
The BP Portrait Award Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery: 2015
The Discerning Eye Exhibition at the Mall Galleries: 2010 and 2018