The Sadness of the Middle-Aged Life
This beautiful framed, singed limited edition print from the National Gallery Associate Artist George Shaw features a collection of nine of the fourteen charcoal on paper drawings. The series The Sadness of the Middle-Aged Life Model is exclusive to the National Gallery and part of the My Back to Nature exhibition.
Framed with a protective acrylic glass this print is perfect for the contemporary art collector.
About the Print
The Loneliness of the Middle-Aged Life Model, 2015. Charcoal on paper
A series of 14 single drawings all measuring 61 × 46 cm
© The Artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London
About the ArtistShaw, who was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011, is known for his highly detailed approach and suburban subject matter. His favoured medium is Humbrol enamel paints, more usually used to paint model trains and aeroplanes. This gives his work a unique appearance.
Born in Coventry in 1966, Shaw studied at Sheffield Polytechnic and Royal College of Art, London. Shaw’s previous exhibitions have included 'What I did this Summer' (2003–2004) 'Woodsman' (2009) and most recently 'Neither My Arse Nor My Elbow' (2013) at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin.
Shaw remembers visiting the National Gallery in his youth, arriving early so that other visitors would not dilute the experience. Armed with a sketchbook he would sometimes stop and doodle in front of a work in the collection.