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My Town: An Artist’s Life in London by David Gentleman




David Gentleman has lived in London for almost seventy years most of it on the same street. This book is a record of a lifetime spent observing drawing and getting to know the city bringing together work from across his whole career from his earliest sketches to watercolours painted just a few months ago. Here is London as it was and as it is today: the Thames Hampstead Heath; the streets canals markets and people of his home of Camden Town; and at the heart of it all his studio and the tools of his work. Accompanied by reflections on the process of drawing and personal thoughts on the ever-changing city this is a celebration of London and the joy of noticing looking and capturing the world. ‘David has spent a lifetime depicting with wit and affection a London he has made his own’ Alan Bennett ‘He delivers a poetry of exultant concentration … The surface fusion of the sensuous and the sharply modern is echoed by Gentleman’s imagery’ Guardian ‘The artist and illustrator has been responsible for some of the most-seen public artworks in this country’ The Times ‘Perhaps the last of the great polymath designer-painters’ Camden New Journal

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Weight 825 g
Dimensions 238 × 175 × 25 mm
Attribute Value 1


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