Sep 09 2016

Exhibition: The North East’s Changing Industrial Landscape

Richard Hobson: After closure tyne dock engineering, watercolour

Richard Hobson: After closure tyne dock engineering, watercolour

The work of Richard Hobson buzzes with the intensity and vibrancy of an artist completely absorbed in capturing the spirit of the North East. Towering cranes of Tyneside shipyards, industrial Northumbrian landscapes and excited Cullercoats day- trippers were all regular subjects. Hobson worked quickly and instinctively, outdoors in all seasons and weathers, giving his paintings and drawings a sense of gritty realism.
Richard Hobson held his first solo exhibition at the Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, in 1972. He exhibited continuously throughout his career, showing work at the Royal Academy, London, the Royal Scottish Society of Watercolour Painters, Edinburgh, and at numerous galleries throughout the North East. His work is held by Tyne and Wear Museums and Archives and in private collections nationally.

Gallagher & Turner have worked in collaboration with the Laing Art Gallery and the artist’s estate to present this exhibition, which continues at the Laing Art Gallery from 5 November to 5 February 2017. Many of the works displayed in both galleries will be available for sale.

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