Uglow, Euan (1932-2000)

Euan Uglow was a British representational painter. Best known for his still lifes and nude paintings, Uglow’s work was equally concerned with art historical traditions as it was with authentically capturing contemporary life. He frequently painted friends, political figures, and nude models in a choppy, flattened space akin to his mentor Claude Rogers, while also subtly referencing the work of other painters from history, such as Hans Holbeins' flat, monochromatic backdrops. Born on March 10, 1932 in London, England, he first studied at the Camberwell School of Art and later followed his teacher William Coldstream to the Slade School of Art in 1951, where he would remain until 1954. Uglow’s work has been met with widespread popularity and success, and the artist participated in such landmark exhibitions as “Eight Figurative Painters” at the University of Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, CT in 1981 and “The Hard-Won Image” at the prestigious Tate Gallery in London in 1984. He worked up until his death in Wandsworth, London on August 31, 2000.

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