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Name: John Blockley A Retrospective

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A much-needed retrospective of one of the most influential watercolorists of the late 20th century.John Blockley was one of Britains most outstanding watercolour and pastel painters of the late 20th century, and has exhibited at the Royal Academy. Selftaught, he produced work that has always been experimental and progressive. His highly textured style was well ahead of his time and still hugely influential now.The quality of his work is even more staggering given that he never trained at any art college, and spent most of his working life as an engineer. He only started painting full time at the age of 52. His obsession for drawing and painting, even while a successful engineer, was driven by his search for the essence of his subjects. The power of his paintings reveal that passion. This beautiful retrospective of his work, including drawings, watercolours, pastels and also acrylics, brings together the best of his work. The illuminating commentary on his work is from his daughter,

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