SMH: One of the most original artists of his generation, Colin Lanceley deserves his place in art history

SMH: One of the most original artists of his generation, Colin Lanceley deserves his place in art history

Article by: John McDonald. Photo: Colin and Kay Lanceley in the 1970s.

I know comparisons are odious, but some contrasts are so revealing they are hard to ignore. The huge turn-out for the opening of Colin Lanceley: Earthly Delights, showed what a strong following the artist still commands. He is remembered with great fondness for his warmth, charm, and intelligence, not to mention a life-long devotion to his craft.

In the catalogue, Lanceley’s widow, Kay, remembers him in London in the 70s, saying: “I love art. I love to make it. I love to look at it. I love to read about it. I love to think about it. I love to talk about it.”

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