March 16 - 4 May 2013
Anthony Hatwell (born 1931) is from the generation of artists who emerged after World War II into a British art scene very different from the one today. A contemporary of Leon Kossof and Frank Auerbach, he studied under the legendary David Bomberg in London in the early 1950s. The works in the exhibition, spanning almost 40 years of his career, demonstrate his adaptation of canonical forms, such as reclining female figures, portraits and still lifes, worked out within limitations derived from Bomberg, translated to sculpture.
After moving to Scotland Hatwell spent over 20 years as Head of Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art (1969-90), during which time he was pivotal in ushering modernism into the college, whilst remaining an enigmatic figure. Although he has shown in a number of prestigious national group exhibitions, this is, at the age of 82, his first solo exhibition. It provides an opportunity to see a selection of rarely seen sculpture and drawing and the work of an artist who had a great impact on the development of art in Scotland.