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George Hainsworth BIOGRAPHY

George Hainsworth grew up in Leeds during World War II. He trained at Leeds College of Art, then at the Slade School of Art in University College London. Teachers included Harry Thubron, Norbert Lynton and Tom Watt.

George has fused painting, drawing and sculpture throughout his long career. His work reflects the challenges of his early life: childhood in the industrial North, strictures of wartime (his father was imprisoned as a conscientious objector) and the atomic bombs.


Later concerns were the nuclear threats of the Cold War and more recently drone warfare. Alongside these sinister forces, he has always maintained a more positive and joyous impetus, celebrating the beauty of the natural world and the human body. Lifelong influences have been Paul Cezanne, Modigliani, and ethnic art of Africa, Mexico and the Far East.

George has shown work in many exhibitions over the years, with solo shows at the London Serpentine Gallery, Ikon Gallery (Birmingham) and Dean Clough (Halifax) among others. He has been represented by Andrew Pick Gallery, Gable Fine Art and Van Beimen-De Haas (Amsterdam). His work is held in many private collections.

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Lucy M Hainsworth grew up near Johannesburg, South Africa and came to study in England from age 16. She trained at Bromley College of Art and at the Slade School of Art, University College London.

Initially establishing herself as a sculptor, with deep regard for the human form, her practice has grown into a polytechnical approach embracing intaglio, litho and screen printing, digital image processing and painting in watercolour and oil. Throughout, her practice is grounded in an immensely strong life-drawing facility. Some of her work reflects societal and political issues, notably her native South Africa and the apartheid era, or the menacing grandeur of deserted steelworks, mines and mills in Yorkshire, her adopted county. Other work simply celebrates the beauty of the landscape before her, or captures the spirit of a sitter (often a friend or family member) in a glimpsed moment. Her artistic influences are numerous, including her teacher Auerbach, Rembrandt and Van Gogh.

Lucy has shown her work at Bowes Museum, Durham Cathedral and York Minster among numerous other venues. With work in various private collections, she is a member of Leeds Fine Artists and Yorkshire Sculptors Group.

Lucy Hainsworth BIOGRAPHY

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