CARLO, Michael Lewis

1945 - ?

Born at Glemsford, Suffolk in 1945, son of Lewis E. Carlo and his wife Blanche Alma née Webber, who married at Sudbury, Suffolk in 1944. He studied at Colchester School of Art 1961-1964 under teachers Edward Bawden, Peter Coker and John Nash, and at the Royal College of Art 1965-1967. He taught part-time and married in 1967, Lynda L. Turner and set up a studio at Boxford, Suffolk and has lived and worked in this village for over 30 years. The surrounding landscape has formed his work since then and his screenprints, which document the changing local landscape, first established his reputation. He was reccomended by his former tutor Edward Bawden as a poster artist to London Transport. Over time his work has become progressively more abstract and he now specialises in woodcuts which have become progressively more spare - stripped down and raw, exploring the bones of the countryside. A member of the Royal Society of Painters and Etchers he exhibited at Christchurch Mansion in 1992, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Serpentine Gallery and elsewhere. He has had solo exhibitions at Bolton Museum, Usher Gallery in Lincoln, Southampton City Art Gallery and the John Russell Gallery in Ipswich. His works are held by the Tate Gallery, Laing Gallery in Newcaste and London Transport.

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