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Lancelot Ribeiro: An Artist in India and Europe

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Retracing Ribeiro

Lancelot Ribeiro (1933–2010) was one of the most original of the Indian artists who settled in Britain after the Second World War. But, although there has been a surge of interest in art of the sub-continent in recent years, he remains largely neglected.
Ribeiro was hugely prolific. A series of solo and mixed shows in England and abroad excited collector-interest through much of his life, however, during his final years he withdrew from the art world and so became largely forgotten. Since his death, however, his work has witnessed a revival and he is being recognised as a painter of international stature.

“It can be an amazing experience to witness the ‘re-birth’ of work and the careers of great artists, hidden to many, and so often lost to generations, but who are eventually unearthed and repackaged for a new and wider public to enjoy! Ribeiro was a master of his trade, with energised enthusiasm for new styles and experiments, we are pleased to acquire a selection of his paintings as part of the V&A collection.”

Janet Browne, Programme Manager, African Heritage and Culture

“Restless and talented, relentlessly prolific, personally chaotic, endlessly inventive and utterly charming with a poet’s mind”

David Coombs, The ArtNewsLetter, 2015

Forthcoming events

Lancelot Ribeiro: A Voyage of Discovery

4 Mar–6 May 2018
11.00am–4.30pm Monday to Friday, 11.00am–5:00pm Saturday & Sunday   
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA

This exhibition explores the legacy and art of the Indian Modernist painter Lancelot Ribeiro (1933-2010).

Restless, prolific and experimental, he produced a unique body of work inspired by his old Portuguese Goan roots - a unique fusion of Indian graphic art and Abstract Expressionism.

He first came to Britain in 1950, abandoning his accountancy course to take up life drawing. Soon returning to India, he held several successful one-man and group exhibitions, settling permanently in London in 1962.

Ribeiro created an important group of works, mixing traditional oil paints with PVA (polyvinyl acetate), the forerunner of commercial acrylic paints and in the decades that followed, he continued to reinvent the manner and medium in which he worked.

Drawn from the Ribeiro Collection and our collection, the exhibition traces the story of this important Indian artist and his artistic development.

For more information: https://www.visitleicester.info/whats-on/lancelot-ribeiro-a-voyage-of-discovery-p728861
+44 (0)116 225 4900

> Lancelot Ribeiro website

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