Cliffe Hill Quarry, Markfield, 1981
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.
From the artist's personal collection, hung on the walls of his house.
Exhibited at Wymondham Art Gallery, 1984 and Artifact Fine Art in 1986.
Located on the western outskirts of Markfield, Leicestershire this quarry exposes volcanic and sedimentary Charnian rocks dating to the Precambrian eon. It was probably then a volcanic island. An unusually homogeneous form of the rock diorite is sometimes called markfieldite because it is found in the village.
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