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"Like Francisco Goya and Francis Bacon before him,
Hugh Fleetwood achieves in his work a synthesis of
Beauty and the Beast. Beauty resides in the form: Fleetwood's oil-paintings are steeped
in the colours and stillness of the Italian
tre- and quattrocento. The Beast, on the other hand, is to be found in the content: his
subjects being almost exclusively the lost,
the bereaved and the witnesses of loss......They are not comfortable pictures, but they
are true: true pictures of ourselves."
Mauro Cini: Ten Modern Painters. (Edizioni della Chiave 1994)
HUGH FLEETWOOD was born in Sussex, England in 1944. Having studied in Paris, in
1965 he moved to Italy where he lived for the next
fourteen years. He had his first exhibition in 1973 at the Festival of Two Worlds in
Spoleto.An award-winning poet and novelist
as well as a painter, Fleetwood has published nineteen books, for a number of which he
designed the jackets.His paintings are in
collections in the U.K., the U.S.A., France, Italy and Germany; his last one-man show
was at the St. Raphael Gallery in London.
Fleetwood now lives in England.