Middleton Top, 1990
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.
Middleton Top is the last surviving winding engine from the now defunct Cromford and High Peak Railway. The railway has now been converted into a cycleway - the High Peak Trail.
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