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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. Best known as a painter of nudes and still life, his approach involved careful measurement and mark making. This painstaking method conveyed close observation of his subjects, whether figures or objects, and a unified sense of structure and proportion. 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. Retrospective exhibitions of his work were held at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1974 and 1989 and posthumously at Abbot Hall, Kendal in 2003.

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Euan Uglow, by Euan Uglow - NPG 6981

Euan Uglow

by Euan Uglow
oil on card, circa 1960
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6981

Euan Uglow, by Nicholas Sinclair - NPG x199745

Euan Uglow

by Nicholas Sinclair
bromide fibre print, 1999
NPG x199745



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