If the legacy of Euan Uglow, who has died aged 68, were imagined as a string of gems, the rarest would be his beautifully faceted paintings of silent nudes. Equally distinctive are those of solitary fruit or fragile flowers. Although greatly desired by individuals, they were undervalued by exhibition- and collection-making professionals, and are under-represented in museums.
Monday, May 24, 2021
Euan Uglow / Perfectionist painter of nudes and explorer of perspective
Friday 1 September 2000
During the war he and his brother John were evacuated to a farm in Cornwall, where a childhood keenness for making things that function flourished as he watched a wheelwright and a two-man abattoir. He then spent the period 1954-56 on a farm and in building work as a conscientious objector. Indeed, his way of being creative through constructing things and observing organic growth and decay made his art continuous with his recreations.