Touch of Lipstick' Signed pastel on toned paper.
Image size approx 46x33 cm
code B £626
Turvey ' Sold
pastel on toned paper. Image size approx 49x36 cm
Moravia, Czechoslovakia 1947. Bohuslav Barlow came
to England in 1955. Trained at Manchester and Central School
of Art, London. After a short period teaching, he became a
full time painter. Settled in West Yorkshire 1973. Made member
of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts 1991 and the Society
of Graphic Fine Art in 1992.
of hs earlier work, although immensely powerful, can be very
dark and brooding whereas in later years it has taken on a
more romantic feel. However, there is a surreal element running
throughout most of his work. His paintings are now brighter
and more colourful. He clearly rejoices in physical beauty
but there are often seemingly out of place or discordant objects/figures
which incline the viewer to feel that the beauty might be
play an important part in Bohuslav's paintings and so he spends
a lot of time drawing from life. These fairly quick but beautiful
life drawings are very popular with his collectors.
solo shows include Northern Artists, Leeds; Rochdale Municipal
Gallery; Chanderi Hall, India; Portico Gallery, Manchester;
Hartnoll & Eyre Ltd, London; Manor House Ilkley, Northern
Artists, Harrogate; Woodlands Gallery, Greenwich; Chalk Farm
Gallery London; Richard Parks Gallery, U.S.A.; Harrogate Municipal
Gallery; The Gallery, Manchester; Posk Gallery, London;Veem
Gallery, Philadelphia U.S.A.
in many public, corporate and private collections including,
Mid-Pennine Arts Assoc., The Monument Trust, M.E.P.C. plc,
Warman International, Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte, Bronte
Society, Royal Family of Saudi Arabia, N. Rothschild, Hon.
Angus Ogilvy, Hon. D. Thompson, Michael Angelis, Helen Worth,
Bob Beckman and Beryl Reid.