John Uzzell Edwards - Detail of Dre-Fach Felindre
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83 x 59 cm
Signed by the artist
giclee print on 200gsm paper
John Uzzell Edwards (1937–2014)
Painter born in Deri , Rhymney Valley, south Wales. Uzzell Edwards said that he “avoided art colleges”. Between 1962–70 he had studios and a studio gallery in Merthyr Tydfil and Tenby, while working as a technical illustrator. From 1967–8 he was Granada Arts Fellow at the University of York, the following year being spent at the British School at Rome.
He began showing from the early 1960s, then participated in many group shows, notably at the National Eisteddfod, where in 1972 he won the Images of Wales competition and in the following year was a winner at Portraits of Welsh People. Solo shows included University of York, Clytie Jessop Gallery, Swansea Arts Festival, West Wharf Gallery in Cardiff and in 1991 Red Square Gallery.
John (my father) currently has an exhibition called The Quilt Paintings in Brecon. It runs until February and then will relocate to London.