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Euan Uglow

(1932-2000), Painter

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Born in London, Uglow trained at the Camberwell School of Art (1948-51) and the Slade School of Fine Art (1951-4). His tutors included the painter Sir William Coldstream. Uglow developed a complex system of mark-making and measurements to convey structure and proportion in response to his subjects, whether figures or objects. A meticulous worker, he rarely finished more than three works a year. Uglow's reputation survived the falling out of fashion of figurative art in the 1970s, and two retrospective exhibitions of his work were held at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1974 and 1989, confirming his position as an important painter in Britain in the second half of the Twentieth Century.

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Euan Uglow

by Euan Uglow
oil on card, circa 1960
NPG 6981


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