Seascape (Cornwall) an inlet (cove) between rocky headland; aeriel view of a turbulent sea, with action depicted at a distance: semi-wrecked large row-boat which is broken in two and against the rocks in the foreground, (centre) a figure stands on a rock in the sea throwing a life-line to a prostrate figure in the water; another figure, (right) wades out towards the figure in distress; several other figures (3/4) stand on the cliff-edge opposite watching, and four white gulls circle overhead.

Mystery & Imagination: The Art of Richard Eurich

Date/Time: 23 March 2024 2:00 pm

Price: £12

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Join Caroline Krzesinska for this Leeds Art Fund lecture reflecting on Richard Eurich’s interpretations of landscapes, coast and towns, from the Dales to the Solent.

Mysterious, strange, quirky – and little known: words and phrases often associated with this most poetic of 20th century English artists, yet Richard Eurich’s works can be found in many public UK art collections, including here in Leeds. His sometimes controversial pictures associated with his time as a war artist attached to the Admiralty were much admired, and enthusiasm for his paintings has steadily grown since his Retrospective in 1979.

Caroline Krzesinska is a freelance art curator. She joined Bradford Art Galleries & Museums in 1977, curating Richard Eurich’s touring Retrospective in 1979 and later worked for Museums Sheffield and York Museums Trust. Last year, her exhibition Richard Eurich’s Yorkshire was launched as the first Curated By… exhibition on the online Catalogue Raisonne website.

Tickets £12 each, £10 for Leeds Art Fund members.

Image: Detail of Rescue of the only survivor of a torpedoed merchant ship by Richard Eurich 1941. Oil on canvas, given by the War Artists’ Advisory Committee, 1947 Leeds Art Gallery.


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