Marking 108 Fine Art Gallery’s 25th anniversary, the gallery in Harrogate will present two exhibitions over the Autumn. The first exhibition will be held between 9th September – 30th September.
We are pleased to show the first instalment of Behind The Canvas I, a selection of works by Joash Woodrow (1927 – 2006) spanning his career. The exhibition will feature some unseen work, showing Woodrow’s practice as it developed over five decades, which includes drawings and paintings from the archives.
This exhibition is dedicated to Andrew Stewart and Saul Woodrow for their tireless championing of this remarkable artist Joash Woodrow.
After studying at the Royal College of Art in the early 1950s, Woodrow retreated to live and paint at the family home in North Leeds, embarking on a lifetime’s artistic endeavour in increasing solitude and with astonishing perseverance. A bizarre series of events leading to the rediscovery of his lifetimes revealed what is now considered by many, to be the work of one of the most significant and visionary British artists of the post war period.
The Joash Woodrow archive can be viewed by appointment at 108 Fine Art Gallery. Selected works by the artist can be viewed here. For more information or queries, please contact us here.
108 Fine Art Gallery 25 year celebration with ‘Behind The Canvas I: Joash Woodrow’ – The catalogue can be viewed below.