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Edwin G Lucas: An Individual Eye

City Art Centre, Edinburgh, 4th August to 10th February 2019

In 2013 the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art acquired five paintings by the almost unknown Scottish painter Edwin G Lucas. These revealed a distinctive sensibility, responsible for a body of highly inventive figurative paintings. Five years on, the City Art Centre is giving Lucas a full retrospective. Born in Leith in 1911, Lucas was a self-taught painter, who worked as a civil servant. In the mid 1930s, he…

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