Friday, 10 January 2014
Edward Seago - New Book Out in June!
It's almost two years since I was asked by the Seago estate to write the text for a book which is, first and foremost, a gallery of paintings from a remarkable life. Thanks to the hard work of staff at the Portland Gallery and the efforts of the production team at Lund Humphries, this will be a beautiful book. There is even a foreword by the Prince of Wales. Here's the blurb:
This is the definitive account of the life and work of Edward Seago (1910-1974), the highly popular, versatile and talented British painter whose work was inspired by John Sell Cotman, John Constable and Alfred Munnings.
Over two hundred colour reproductions are complemented by an engaging text which highlights important periods, episodes and acquaintances from Seago’s life and career. Full of anecdotes, sketches and quotations from the artist’s books and correspondence, the author provides a vivid impression of Seago's character which helps inform discussion of the outstanding imagery which he created.
Including important examples of works from all stages of Seago's career, this book reproduces beautiful landscapes, vibrant circus images, dramatic seascapes and paintings inspired by the artist's travels aboard. A true celebration of a powerful body of 20th-century British painting, Edward Seago will be an invaluable addition to the libraries of collectors, dealers and enthusiasts alike.
'Edward Seago' will be published by Lund Humphries in June 2014. You can pre-order at my favourite art bookshop... here. The latest LH catalogue is here.
To coincide with the publication, Portland Gallery will be holding a wide-ranging exhibition of Seago's work - more info from the gallery.