A Dextrous Eye: The works of Geoff Yeomans
GEOFF YEOMANS 1934 - 2021
Over a period of more than 60 years, Geoff Yeomans created a huge catalogue of work in a wide range of media. He had a piercing eye for detail and was a fine draughtsman, print maker and photographer but he was at his most powerful when working with paint. This exhibition focuses mainly on the years 1997 to 1987 when Geoff was teaching at the Nuneaton School of Art and when he was, arguably, producing some of his finest works. It was a time when he concentrated on his own kind of Realism, frequently still life, which drew on art historical references, his own experiences and the culture of the time.
Born in Birkenhead in 1934, he attended the Laird School of Art, Birkenhead (1951-54), Liverpool College of Art (1955-56) and Birmingham Polytechnic (1976). From 1956-58 he served as an electrical engineer at RAF Valley. From 1958 he taught in secondary schools, at Warrington School of Art and, from 1964 to 1987, at Nuneaton School of Art when he retired as Director of the Foundation Course. He has exhibited widely and has work in many public and private collections. He lived in Pembrokeshire, South Wales until his death on 29 March 2021 at the age of 87.
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