Retracing Ribeiro


  • Burgh House & Hampstead Museum

  • New End Square, NW3 1LT

  • 020 7431 0144


  • free

  • 26-Oct-16 to 19-Mar-17

  • Wednesday to Friday and Sunday, 12:00-5pm

  • All ages

12-5pm, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday

The Hampstead painter Lancelot Ribeiro was one of the most original of the Indian artists who settled in Britain in the post-war period. A new temporary exhibition of his works at Burgh House will launch a year-long Retracing Ribeiro programme of events, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and being celebrated as part of the 2017 UK-India Year of Culture, in partnership with The British Museum, V&A, Central Saint Martins, and Camden Archives.

Lancelot Ribeiro (1933-2010), born in Bombay, spent his childhood in India under the British Empire. He first arrived in Britain in 1950 to study accountancy at the urging of his brother, the well-known artist FN Souza, but soon abandoned this for life drawing at St Martin's School of Art. Returning to India, he began to paint professionally and settled in Britain in 1962. His earliest works were in oils, strongly coloured townscapes with bold outlines in an expressionistic style. In the early 1960s, Ribeiro sought new effects, experimenting with polyvinyl acetate and oil mixes - the forerunner of acrylic paints.

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