The main influence in Hedges paintings have been platonic thought, as expressed in the “uncreated light” of icon painting. He is seen as an artist in the English mystical tradition of Blake, Palmer, Stanley Spencer, Cecil Collins and Burn Jones. Read more –>
‘Napoleon’s Piano’ shows the one he played at the battle of Waterloo, in front of French Beaux-Arts building. On the left a Tibetan sage (Milarepa) listening to the music of the planets. It’s a playful piece!
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Edwin Hedge – MA – Born 1950 – 2016
Born in Ghent, Edwin Hedge grew up in Highgate, North London, and graduated from the Courtauld Institute of Art taught by Sir Anthony Blunt . Much of his life has been spent painting abroad, including the U.S., and several years spent in Africa (Malawi & Kenya), Russia, Malaysia and Egypt
His paintings are built up carefully, using egg tempera under painting overlaid with many glazes and scumbles.
Studied – Courtauld Institute of Art London
|Royal Academy Summer Show, 1993||McNeil Gallery, 2001/2012/2015 London|
|Valor Gallery, Ankara, 1994||Royal Academy Summer Show, 2001/2012|
|Sanatyapim Gallery, Ankara, 1996||Artists of the Imagination, London. 2002, 2003, 2004|
|Berkshire Gallery, New York State, 1996||Steiner House, Baker Street, 2002, 2005|
|Kas Gallery, Istanbul, 1997||Rona Gallery, Mayfair, London, 2|
Style: figurative fairytale mystical