REVIEW: Graham Dudley Page exhibition at King’s Lynn Festival

Graham Dudley Page (1905-1948)

Fermoy Gallery, King's Lynn

The King's Lynn Festival exhibition brings together a unique and fascinating collection of work by a Lynn-born art teacher.

More than 50 pictures have been loaned by private collectors excited at the prospect of seeing them all on show under one roof.

The display salutes the talents of Page who attended King Edward VII Grammar School, won a place at the Slade School of Fine Art and returned to his alma mater to begin a career as an art teacher.

His pictures are grouped by topic and it is intriguing to compare the style, colour and content of his etchings of Lynn landmarks such as the Custom House and St Margaret's Church. Not all are dated so the viewer may ponder on which are the earlier or later versions.

Page was clearly influenced by renowned Lynn artist, Walter Dexter, and this is particularly reflected in pictures capturing the famous 'Dexter view' of the Lynn skyline as seen across the River Ouse.

Most Read

Page was also a successful wood engraver and there are examples of his woodcuts as well as charming watercolours of Norfolk scenes.

The exhibition continues until July 30

Alison Croose

Festival Diary

Today (Monday July 18)

6pm Contemporary Consort, Town Hall

8pm Scott of the Antarctic: illustrated talk by Max Jones, St George's Guildhall

Call the Corn Exchange box office on 01553-764864 or visit www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter