Keith Vaughan: Romanticism to Abstraction
10 March – 10 June 2012
This exhibition of work by local boy Keith Vaughan marks the centenary of the artist's birth.
Vaughan, one of the leading Neo-Romantic artists, enjoyed considerable recognition in his lifetime and also worked profitably as a teacher and designer.He was also something of a diarist. In his Journal and Drawings (1966), he writes authoritatively about art and comments freely on his personal life " notably his preoccupation with home-made, autoerotic devices " and on the battle with cancer that lead to his suicide.Famous for his landscapes and depictions of the male nude, Vaughan's style became increasingly bold and abstract towards the end of his career.