AN EXHIBITION of the work of the late Norman Neasom was launched at Bromsgrove’s Artrix last Thursday night (June 9) with a special reception.
Retrospectively Speaking: Norman Neasom 1930’s-2010 runs until July 10.
During his art career, which spanned more than 70 years, the breadth of Norman’s work was immense with each decade seeing a different approach, a change in style and a change of engagements with a new set of concerns.
As a younger man, the obvious concerns of the war years, Spanish Civil War and the rise of Fascism and the Second World War were echoed in his images.
His early life spent on his family’s farm, in Birchensale, near Redditch, was always a great source of inspiration throughout his life giving him an innate love of the countryside which can be seen in the bodies of work he produced in his later career.
He also had a great interest people and the human condition as described by poets such as TS Elliott, John Betjeman and Dylan Thomas.
This exhibition has been organised as part of this year’s Bromsgrove Festival.