Hardback192 PagesSize: 270 × 249 × 22 mm
ISBN: 9781848221475Publication: October 01, 2014

‘a sumptuous volume that covers the totality of Seago’s life and
work in context’ The Artist


Edward Seago

James Russell, with a Foreword by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales


  • The definitive account of the life and work of enduringly popular artist Edward Seago (1910-1974)
  • Features key works from all phases of Seago's prolific career, from his dramatic East Anglian landscapes through to his atmospheric depictions of Antarctica, Hong Kong and Venice
  • Includes discussion of his successful literary career, which featured collaborations with John Masefield

This is the definitive account of the life and work of Edward Seago (1910-1974), the highly popular, versatile and talented British painter whose work was inspired by John Sell Cotman, John Constable and Alfred Munnings.

Over 200 colour reproductions are complemented by an engaging text which highlights important periods, episodes and acquaintances from Seago's life and career. Full of anecdotes, sketches and quotations from the artist's books and correspondence, the author provides a vivid impression of Seago's character which helps inform discussion of the outstanding imagery which he created.

Including important examples of works from all stages of Seago's career, this book reproduces beautiful landscapes, vibrant circus images, dramatic seascapes and paintings inspired by the artist's travels aboard. A true celebration of a powerful body of 20th-century British painting, Edward Seago will be an invaluable addition to the libraries of collectors, dealers and enthusiasts alike.

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