George Tute RWA RE

George Tute’s canvases are dense with symbolism. Stories slowly unfold as the viewer becomes immersed in Tute’s visual language, which reveals layer upon layer of hidden meaning. There is a sense of familiarity in his work, as if the richly coloured imagery has been extracted from a personal memory. A dream-like obscurity gently distorts reality in Tute’s paintings, inviting us into fantastical worlds drawn from literature, mythology and historical art reference, as well as from the compelling curiosities of the artist’s own imagination.

After working for many years as a Principal Lecturer and Director of Studies at the UWE, 1962-85, George Tute developed a successful career as a painter, wood engraver and freelance book illustrator, exhibiting extensively across the UK. He is a highly respected member of the Royal West of England Academy, a fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and Former Chairman of the Society of Wood-Engravers.

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Bath Chronicle Nov 2016

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