George Shaw

My last Yale post is about the work of George Shaw shown in an exhibition at the UCBA. I feel I should have known his work better:  images of intense, post-war, humbrol-painted, dispassionate romanticism, the techniques of nature painting applied to the Coventry housing estate where he was brought up. Images of intense urban desolation. Caspar David Friedrich meets the suburbs.

There was a particularly beautiful portfolio, called Twelve Short Walks of what are described as etchings, but are presumably aquatints, using the technique of watercolour on the plate:-





3 thoughts on “George Shaw

  1. joan says:

    I used to live in Coventry in the 1980s and now my son lives there in Canley (while studying at Warwick University). I would so love to own a George Shaw. His exhibition at the National Gallery a couple of years back was wonderful.

    Best wishes,


  2. Paull Boucher says:

    Thank you for flagging George Shaw. I too am an old Coventrian, much preoccupied just now with the city’s fascinating story.

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