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Artist Celebrates his 90th Birthday in Style

05 April 2022

We are delighted that Norwich painter, Geoffrey Lefever, is celebrating his landmark birthday with a major retrospective exhibition  of his work in our very own Crypt Gallery.

Geoffrey Lefever recently celebrated his 90th birthday, but he is an artist who shows no sign of slowing down. This major retrospective exhibition, which was planned and sponsored by Norfolk Contemporary Art Society (NCAS), is showing works from very different periods of his long working life. It was originally planned for a couple of years ago, but had to be postponed due to the pandemic, but it is now complemented by the publication of a comprehensive book, Geoffrey Lefever: Marks the Place by Derek Morris, who, together with two other friends of Geoffrey’s, Keith Roberts and Selwyn Taylor, has curated the exhibition.

Geoffrey has had a long and rich career, starting as an engineer (with a strong side-line in aeronautics, flying competitively his ultra-lightweight model planes called ‘flimsies’). He has been a long-time member of the Norwich 20 Group of artists. His early paintings were more literal, landscape works, but after he became a mature art student in Norwich in the early 80s there began a gradual shift towards pure abstraction. Works from all of these periods are being shown in the main gallery, together with a selection of his important photographic work that is being shown in the foyer.

This is the latest in a new series of art exhibitions arranged by Andy Campbell, and Norwich School is proud to be a partner of this exhibition. 

You are warmly invited to visit the exhibition which is open daily from 10:00hrs –16:00hrs from Thursday 21st to Saturday 30th April.

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