This will be his ninth solo show with the gallery and will present sixty paintings and drawings covering a distinguished career lasting some seventy years. The exhibition will focus on a collection of landscapes and drawings, largely depicting the coutryside surrounding his beloved home in Suffolk; for which he is today best remembered. In addition, there will be examples of George's still life painting and portraiture on view.
George was a much loved painter, deeply respected by his peers and by those fortunate enough to receive his guidance whilst under his supervision at the Slade School of Art in London, where he taught for forty years and served as director until 1988.
Continuing in the tradition established by Gainsborough and Constable, George’s own interpretation of landscape painting stands as a unique and enduring contribution to the development of British art of the Twentieth Century. As Frank Auerbach so aptly put it, George's work is 'both responsive and cohesive, it has the tension of a tightrope walker. I find it engrossing and admirable’ (Andrew Lambirth, Patrick George, Sansom & Co., 2014). Moreover, this exhibition will serve to commemorate both the man and his special legacy to art history.
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