Edward Seago, Paperback Book
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Edward Seago is one of the finest artists Britain has ever produced.

At his death in 1974 he was also one of the most popular.

His skill at portraying landscapes and seascapes from Europe to the Far East gave him a worldwide following and his devotees range from the Royal Family (he taught both Prince Philip and Prince Charles to paint) to the amateur watercolourist amazed at Seago's skill.

Since his death his name has become a legend among all artists, both amateur and professional, and this book, first published in 1987, has established his reputation and popularity.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96 pages, 87 colour and 10 b&w halftones, 14 line illustrations, bibliogra phy
  • Publisher: David & Charles
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  • Category: Painting & paintings
  • ISBN: 9780715313152



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Ron Ranson, artist and author, provides a biographical account of Edward Seago, in which among other things he discuses the artist’s work and his influences. There is a brief bibliography and list of exhibitions, there is no index.Illustrated in colour are 90 of Seago’s oils and watercolours; in addition there are a number of black and white illustrations including photographs and the artist’s sketches. A large number of the paintings are full page in size, the large format of the book allows for some to be shown actual size. There is a very short comment accompanying each of the paintings. The quality of reproduction is very good, often revealing the texture of the brush stokes.Seago’s works is figurative or representational, freely painted; river scenes seem to dominate, but there are also landscapes and townscapes. This is a fine book providing a good insight on the artist and his work.11.25” x 12.8” (29 cm x 32.8 cm) 96 pages. Published 1987. ISBN 0715390015. Hardback.