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Terence Cuneo exhibition to open in Hull

A special exhibition is to open in Hull showcasing the work of prolific railway painter Terence Cuneo.

Launched as part of Hull’s City of Culture status and curated by the Science Museum Group’s director Ian Blatchford and National Railway Museum head curator Andrew McLean, the showcase will take a fresh look at Cuneo through his unique portrayal of power.

The collection will draw on material from across the UK and include: drawings for the Ministry of Information during the Second World War; his well–loved railway paintings and posters; and depictions of industrial power and process.

'Giants Refreshed: Pacifics in the Doncaster Locomotive Works', a painting by Terence Cuneo.
‘Giants Refreshed: Pacifics in the Doncaster Locomotive Works’, a painting by Terence Cuneo.

Exhibition co-curator Ian Blatchford said: “This is one of the most important bodies of work of any 20th century British artist.

“The chance to celebrate Cuneo’s influential life and work as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, drawing on incredible and varied collections including the Science Museum Group’s own, is a real privilege.”

The exhibition will run at the University of Hull’s Brynmor Jones Library from 13 December.

Terence Cuneo, who died in 1996, created almost 6,000 paintings throughout his career.

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