The Ruth Borchard Collection loaned one of the collection’s highlights, a self-portrait by Euan Uglow, to Piano Nobile’s exhibition, William Coldstream | Euan Uglow: Daisies and Nudes. The self-portrait is the third of only three self-portraits Uglow ever made, and is titled Self-Portrait after Falling on Nose.
William Coldstream | Euan Uglow: Daisies and Nudes presents paintings and drawings by William Coldstream (1908-1987) and Euan Uglow (1932-2000), the first exhibition dedicated to a unique relationship at the heart of post-war figurative painting in Britain.
Uglow studied under Coldstream initially at Camberwell and then at the Slade where Coldstream was Professor from 1949. Even amongst a young group of exceptional painters including Craigie Aitchison, Michael Andrews and Howard Hodgkin, Uglow was immediately recognised as a precocious talent. The relationship of teacher and student evolved from friendship into one of mutual influence and sustained inter-generational artistic dialogue.