An exploration of one of the most enigmatic Scottish painters of the 20th century.
Lucas (1911-1990), who was born and raised in Edinburgh, channelled the influence of Surrealism in his work, cultivating an original and highly imaginative style of painting during the 1940s and 50s that set him apart from his contemporaries. Today, however, he is virtually unknown.
This is the first major exhibition to focus on this unusual artist. Featuring over 60 works from public and private collections, including loans from the artist’s estate and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, it traces the untold story of Lucas’s life and career.