With the first official biography of painter Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) in preparation, Green Hill Arts presents an exhibition of works marking the most significant waypoints, both painterly and biographical, in Lenkiewicz’s career. Curated by The Lenkiewicz Foundation, each work has been chosen to show the development of Lenkiewicz’s style and subject matter through the years, but also to place him at key moments in the remarkably colourful life.
Showing diary notes, preparatory sketches, and finished canvasses, this show intends to provide a thought-provoking insight into the ideas and inspiration behind his work and reveal a side of the artist’s creativity that is seldom seen. The works are drawn chiefly from the collection of The Lenkiewicz Foundation, together with works on loan to the exhibition.
Events will be announced nearer the show, but will include:
LOUISE COURTNELL, painter
There will be a demonstration of tonal painting by Louise Courtnell, artist and former student of Lenkiewicz. Louise Courtnell will show Lenkiewicz's renowned technique for teaching aspiring artists the essential methods of figurative painting. "The tone of the tone, the shape of the shape, the colour of the colour", as the artist used to call his approach. www.louisecourtnell.co.uk
Dr MARK PRICE, author
The first official biography of Robert Lenkiewicz is under preparation and author Dr Mark Price will be giving a presentation of this work in progress. The illustrated talk will draw upon research in Lenkiewicz’ personal diaries, together with hundreds of hours of interviews with family, friends and companions of the artist.