Keith Vaughan: Figures

Display: 12 September - 22 December 2012

After an early association with Neo-Romanticism, Keith Vaughan (1912-77) started to draw on other styles, such as cubism and abstract expressionism, in order to develop his own unique vocabulary centred on the male figure. This year, the Lakeland Arts Trust was awarded two paintings by the Contemporary Art Society from the bequest of Dr Ronald Lande, which, together with the works by Vaughan from the same period already in the Trust’s collection, form a fascinating insight into the artist’s preoccupations at a particular moment in time. This display reappraises this underrated and increasingly important modern artist in the centenary of his birth.

Supported by - Arts Council England, Sir John Fisher Foundation

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  • Keith Vaughan, Three Figures (detail), 1960-61