Edwin G. Lucas (1911-1990) was one of the most unique Scottish painters of the 20th century. Born and raised in Edinburgh, he channelled the influence of Surrealism in his work, cultivating an original and highly imaginative style of painting during the 1940s and 50s that set him apart from his contemporaries. Today, however, he is virtually unknown.

Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye is the first major exhibition to focus on this unusual and enigmatic artist. Featuring over sixty artworks from public and private collections, including loans from the artist’s estate and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, it traces the untold story of Lucas’s life and career.

This exhibition will be accompanied by the forthcoming illustrated catalogue Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye, written by Helen E. Scott and due to be published by Sansom & Co in August 2018.

Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye

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Hill and Adamson Unknown Woman

In Focus: Scottish Photography

Sat 7 Jul 2018 to Sun 12 May 2019

Fine art photography in Scotland from the 19th century to present day. 

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City Art Centre

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The City of Edinburgh’s Art collection is one of the finest in Scotland, and includes works by the most important Scottish artists.

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