Date: 1st May 2018 - 30th November 2018
Location: Art Gallery & Museum
Royal Leamington Spa is full of people with remarkable stories.
May - July 2018
Born in Birmingham in 1935, Michael taught for many years at Leicester and Coventry Colleges of Art and in 1989 gave up teaching altogether to concentrate on painting. Working from his studio in Leamington Spa, his paintings of his home town, its villas, crescents and squares have become well known.
In 2010, Michael gave three oil paintings of local scenes to the Friends of the Pump Room Gardens to be sold in aid of the restoration of the Linden arches. This Spotlight display will include the watercolour, Hard Frost At Old Milverton, from our collection, along with loans from the artist’s personal collection.
August - November 2018
The artist Miguel Mackinlay was born in Spain in 1895. He had his early art education in Western Australia and later moved to Chelsea, London where he mixed with a lively group of artists, began illustrating magazines and attended St Martin’s School of Art.
During the early years of the First World War Miguel continued with his art studies. By 1917 he was called up to the 3rd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment and throughout the First World War he sketched vivid images of life on the Western Front.
His annotated sketches were drawn in the waiting time between the offensives or in the recovery weeks where an attack was not expected. While enduring the monotony of the trenches Miguel made vivid pen and wash drawings. This Spotlight display will include a selection of these war drawings. One of Mackinlay’s paintings, The Young Reader, 1945, is included in our fine art collection.
Cost: Free admission