15th April 2018

Fred Lawson Remembered: A 50th Anniversary Exhibition

24th March – 15th April 2018

Fred Lawson, painter, engraver and illustrator, was born just outside Leeds but settled in Wensleydale – a landscape he would grow to love with a passion, and which became his chief artistic inspiration.

For over fifty years, Fred Lawson was a feature of the local landscape- to be found with his paint box and easel painting ‘en plein air’, capturing the ever changing seasons and light of the dales.

With no romantic embellishments, Lawson captured the world around him and his work is a reflection on life in the Dales in the early 20th Century.

This exhibition, to mark the 50th Anniversary of his death, will bring together approximately fifty works loaned by local collectors, celebrating Lawson’s evocative images of the Dales and beyond.

Free Entry

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Opening Event

On 24th March, the exhibition will be opened by Jane Sellers, curator of the Mercer Gallery, Harrogate. Present, too, will be John Duncalfe, who recently wrote the much admired biography of Lawson – ‘A Painter’s Life’.

Join us for an afternoon viewing on the first day of the exhibition, with tea and coffee, from 2 – 4pm. The official opening by Jane Sellars will take place at 3pm.

This is a free event, but if you would like to come, please RSVP to [email protected] or 01969 621146


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