The Artist’s Sketchbook, A Wiseman
Our Winter 2019 exhibition celebrates the work of Albany Wiseman, a local artist particularly known for his scenes of London. Albany has lived in Bloomsbury for many years and used to have a studio in Pied Bull Yard.
Our Bury Place windows display some drawings of the streets of Bloomsbury from the 1974 publication The Case Against Destruction. In this publication, Albany affectionately produced a series of illustrations as an engaging protest that celebrated the diversity of shops and community that was earmarked for demolition to make way for the creation of the British Library. We have complimented Albany’s 1974 sketches with contemporary photographs, taken at a similar scale, by Jon Spencer.
Our courtyard windows display more recent works including some from Albany’s exhibition, “Garden Squares of London”. Many of the squares painted are situated in Bloomsbury.
Albany’s career has covered many aspects of art, from book illustration, poster design, limited edition lithographs, watercolour and oil painting. He has exhibited widely – at one man and mixed shows in Britain and abroad – and also from his studio. Many of his prints have been produced to help fund-raising projects for schools, hospitals, universities and the Prince of Wales Business Trust.
We are very proud to be displaying some of Albany’s work. We have a large collection that is not on display. These along with the display works, are for sale. Prices on request. Exhibition open weekdays 9.30-6pm. Appointments outside these hours can be accommodated on request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The exhibition runs until March 2020.
All proceeds go to the artist.