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John Minton/ Pallant Gallery

John Minton had an interesting life, tragically ended when he was 39, but in my view was a painter of the second rank. He never really seems to find a consistent leitmotiv: in this exhibition there are portraits, landscapes of Cornwall, colourful pictures of the Caribbean and representations of Napoleon and the death of James Dean. The only common link was his tortured soul. He knew Lucien Freud and was part of the gay Soho artist set but that in itself does not make for a compelling artist.

About Alice Mansfield

A graduate of the Slade, Alice has painted and written about art all her life. With her children now having now grown up and departed the nest, she recently took up sculpture. More Posts