George Shaw

A Corner of a Foreign Field

Edited by Mark Hallett; With essays by Catherine Lampert, David Alan Mellor, Eugenie Shinkle, and Thomas Crow, an interview by Jeremy Deller, and chronology by Alexandra Burston

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Nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011, George Shaw (b. 1966) is one of Britain’s leading contemporary painters, best known for his painstakingly detailed, luminous, and often elegiac representations of the British suburban landscape. Beautifully designed and generously illustrated, this book is the first to explore the entirety of Shaw’s artistic output, which spans three decades. Beginning with his work at the Royal College of Art in the 1990s and ending with his most recent paintings, this volume places Shaw’s work within the context of contemporary culture, from the traditions of English landscape painting to the repercussions of Brexit. An introductory essay and comprehensive catalogue texts by Mark Hallett are accompanied by essays on the artist’s work by Tom Crow, Catherine Lampert, David Mellor, and Eugenie Shinkle. An interview between Shaw and the celebrated contemporary artist Jeremy Deller offers insight into this work from the perspective of the artist himself, while a fully illustrated chronology details the entirety of his career.

Mark Hallett is director of studies at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.


Yale Center for British Art

Holburne Museum, Bath

Long listed for the Historians of British Art Book Prize
ISBN: 9780300236644
Publication Date: November 27, 2018
Publishing Partner: Published in association with the Yale Center for British Art and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
360 pages, 10 3/4 x 10
384 color illus.
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