Great Painter: Euan Uglow

Predominantly a master of the human figure, British painter Euan Uglow was actually prolific in all three life studies: figure, still life and landscape. His method was meticulous, involving a great deal of measuring and correction to create images that are not hyper real, but almost sculptural in the care and attention that went into putting them together. He always worked directly from life, and never attempted to hide his process. Instead, almost all his paintings document his search for the subject matter he was painting. It’s amazing, really, to study just one of his paintings for an extended period of time; you’ll find there’s so much to discover. Also, let’s not forget to mention his brilliant ability as a colorist; I just find his palette choices yummy and delightful, don’t you?







Images via the BBC

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About Cate

Cate is a former decorating editor of a shelter magazine based in Manhattan, who has recently moved from the Big Apple to Charlottesville with husband and baby. An interior design enthusiast, she enjoys all things aesthetic.
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3 Responses to Great Painter: Euan Uglow

  1. ann west says:

    yes,yes and another yes..i love him!

  2. Ken says:

    It’s amazing, really, to study just one of his paintings for an extended period of time; you’ll find there’s so much to discover.

    You can say that again. I just wish I could see them with a painter’s eyes. Thanks so much for posting them – I’d never even heard of this guy.

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