George Tute - A life in Images
Publication date Mid November 2016
Published by Sansom and Company
Written by George Tute
Foreword: Derek Balmer
Introduction: Jenny Pery
Preface and design:Tony Baldaro
Extent: 264 pages
Format: 250 x 250mm
Illustrations: over 400, 330 of which are of paintings,
wood engravings or ceramics
Binding: Hardback casebound with ribbon marker
George’s portfolio would be considered both large and varied by all who have visited his studio. At the time of this publication his earliest works date back almost 70 years whilst his latest is still wet on the easel. Although he has worked largely in oils throughout his career and continues to do so, he has also worked extensively in wood engraving, watercolour, silk-screen, etching and ceramic. It is perhaps through the publication of commissioned wood engravings that he is best known. His drawing skills appear to transfer effortlessly to the largely self-taught wood engraver. However, this is only one of the skills he uses to express his creativity.
He develops allegories, which he may explore over a number of works, in various media and some, over a lifetime. They are rarely done and dusted, nor can they be. When your back is turned another layer is added or removed. George is neither a linear nor a static artist, any more than he is solely a painter, engraver or ceramic artist. Therein lies the challenge in the preparation and in the reading of this book.
The book can be purchased on-line through Sansom and Company by clicking on their web site address above. It will also be available from Bath Contemporary from the 17th November. Towards the end of November it will be available from RWA and the Arnolfini gallery bookshops in Bristol. You should also be able to order it through your local bookshop.
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