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Rigby Graham's Leicestershire

Item Code: BK-RG-leics
Medium
Special Limited Edition Book
Subject
Rigby Graham
Date of Work
1980
Edition Size
150
Height (cm)
33.5
Width (cm)
38.5
Base price $1,349


80,000 word text and 160 illustrations including original lithographs and multi-colour line blocks.

Limited edition of 150 copies. Hard back with slipcase. 160 pages.

Professor Jack Simmons, Britain's leading expert in local history, declared at the launch of the book that during its making Graham's view has become a vision. One has to go back to 1823 and Turner's 'Richmondshire' to find a topographical book of such stature.

Rigby Graham portraitPrincipally a topographic artist, Rigby Graham was born in Stretford in 1931. He moved to Leicester in his early childhood where he attended Leicester College of Art, specialising in mural painting. After teaching at local schools Graham returned to lecture at the College of Art, firstly in Graphic Design and Printing, then in Education and latterly in Bookbinding. He retired from teaching in 1983.

His work is influenced by Neo-Romantics but in his colour he owes much to German Expressionism and he is considered one of the most important landscape painters of the late 20th century. The archive of his work, now at Manchester Metropolitan University, is a central resource for the study of landscape painting, lithographic and wood-cut printing, book illustration and production and private presses. Rigby died in May 2015 after a long illness.
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