Warrington artist to be honoured by two London art galleries

Warrington artist Eric Tucker is to be honoured by two galleries in London <i>(Image: Eric Tucker)</i>
Warrington artist Eric Tucker is to be honoured by two galleries in London (Image: Eric Tucker)

AN artist from Warrington is set to be honoured by two art galleries in London, next month.

Eric Tucker has been called 'the secret Lowry,' given that few people were aware of his work during his lifetime.

Tucker died in 2018, and more than 400 works of art were discovered in his Warrington home following his death.

Warrington Guardian: Eric Tucker's studio features heavily in one of the exhibits
Warrington Guardian: Eric Tucker's studio features heavily in one of the exhibits

Eric Tucker's studio features heavily in one of the exhibits (Image: Eric Tucker)

In December, two Mayfair galleries will honour Tucker's life - and work - with special exhibitions being displayed from Monday, December 5.

Alon Zakaim Fine Art and Connaught Brown galleries will both be putting on exhibits for the public to attend that will examine the life of the 'secret Lowry.'

Tucker's Warrington home studio has been painstakingly recreated from photographs, as has his favourite pub - with a specially-brewed beer flowing from its taps.

Guests should not expect IPAs or trendy craft ales, though - 'Tucker's Pallete' has been created, which promises to be a strong bitter, Tucker's preferred tipple.

The new immersive ‘At Home’ exhibition will include 46 of Tucker’s oil paintings and watercolours from across his 60 years of painting, most of which have never before been seen in public.

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The exhibition will include a life-size recreation of his studio; the seemingly ordinary front room in which Tucker quietly produced all his work.

The studio will be meticulously recreated at Alon Zakaim Fine Art from photographs of Tucker’s Warrington house and, in a special loan from his family, will feature many of the artist's personal belongings.

Anthony Brown and Alon Zakaim, Directors at the two host galleries, said: “We are proud to be able to present Tucker in context and give our clients more of an understanding of the environments that inspired such unique and extraordinary works”

Warrington Guardian: Tucker's 'Street Vendors' will be on display
Warrington Guardian: Tucker's 'Street Vendors' will be on display

Tucker's 'Street Vendors' will be on display (Image: Eric Tucker)

Tony Tucker - Eric's brother - added: "It’s amazing for me to think that here, in the heart of Mayfair, not only are my brother’s paintings on show but also a re-creation, a slice of the world he lived in.

"Alongside his work, a taste of the pubs he drank in as well as the front room of our council house home, transformed by my brother into his studio.

"This tiny parlour was, down the years, the workshop of his singular vision - a celebration of working-class life. A fanfare, in paint, for the common man."

'At Home' opens on Monday, December 5, at the Alon Zakaim Fine Art and Connaught Brown galleries, in Mayfair, London.