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Lancelot Ribeiro: A Voyage of Discovery


Lancelot Ribeiro: A Voyage of Discovery

This exhibition explores the legacy and art of the Indian Modernist painter Lancelot Ribeiro (1933-2010).

Restless, prolific and experimental, he produced a unique body of work inspired by his Goan-Indian heritage - a unique fusion of Indian graphic art and Abstract Expressionism. 

He first came to Britain in 1950, abandoning his accountancy course to take up life drawing. Soon returning to India, he held several successful one-man and group exhibitions, settling permanently in London in 1962.

In the early 1960s Ribeiro moved away from using oil paint to develop a usable form of acrylic paint, faster drying and suited to his prolific workrate.  In a career spanning over 50 years, Ribeiro produced a stunning array of canvases - abstracts, spiky townscapes, colourful surreal scenes, landscapes and playful sculptures.

The exhibition will be drawn mainly from private collections and the collection owned by the artist’s daughter, and will trace the development of this important Indian artist.

The New Walk Museum has developed the exhibition in partnership with Marsha Ribeiro, who has organised several initiatives on her father’s work, including a Heritage Lottery Funded ‘Retracing Ribeiro’ project which was held as part of the 2017 UK-India Year of Culture.

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53 New Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7EA

Tel: +44 (0)116 225 4900

Opening Times

Lancelot Ribeiro: A Voyage of Discovery (3 Mar 2018 - 6 May 2018)
Monday - Friday11:00 - 16:30
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00



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