Hardback144 PagesSize: 280 × 240 mm
Includes 105 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9781848222984Publication: June 01, 2019
Series: Contemporary Painters Series

'Verne Dawson's wondrous imagination time travels from one painting to the next. Mythic figures, fairy tales, astronomy, the primeval landscape, paradise found and lost, are all explored in the work of one of the most inventive painters and story-tellers of our time.'
Robert Nickas  

Verne Dawson

John Hutchinson


  • Provides a comprehensive overview of Verne Dawson's fascinating oeuvre up to the present
  • John Hutchinson places the artist's work in various contexts including storytelling, astronomy, American landscape art and counterculture
  • Verne Dawson enjoys international representation with the Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York; Victoria Miro, London; and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Switzerland

The allusive paintings of Verne Dawson (b.1961) suggest an artist fascinated with storytelling. Seeking to contextualise Dawson's imagery, John Hutchinson's survey of the artist's work to date provides fascinating insight into a complex body of work.

Dawson's idiosyncratic paintings defy contemporary art-world trends and eschew categorisation, revealing an artist attuned to ideas and values that stimulate an original artistic vision. Informed by a range of interests and influences, from fairy tales to 19th-century American landscape painting, Dawson's eerie and diverse canvases are intriguing and thought-provoking. Highly individual, Verne Dawson's visionary body of work will make an important addition to the Contemporary Painters Series and to contemporary-art libraries in general.

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