Wednesday October 21, 2020

John Luke’s dreamy visions come at an affordable price

While working in a Belfast shipyard, John Luke’s talent for drawing was spotted and he went on to become an acclaimed artist

15th October, 2017
Farmhouse, Ballyaghagan by John Luke (€600-€800)

John Luke’s alluring Northern Rhythm made £187,000 at auction in London last month. Whyte’s has two more affordable lots by the artist, each a pair of woodcuts depicting Farmhouse, Ballyaghagan, one 1940, the second 1941, from the collection of George and Maura McClelland (€600-€800).

Luke’s earliest work experience gave no indication of the dream-like, surreal landscapes he would one day create. Having left school at 14, he worked in a flax...

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