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Exhibition of artist and writer Rigby Grahams works

An exhibition showcasing the works of the late artist and writer Rigby Graham (1931-2015) is on display in the Library.

Running until 27 May, the exhibition, which is open to the public, contains limited edition books, pamphlets and postcards illustrated by Rigby Graham, who spent most of his life living and working in Leicester and has been described as one of the most important landscape and topographical painters of the late twentieth century.

In the 60s and 70s Graham developed a career as a book illustrator and writer, and became one of the driving forces in the Leicestershire private press movement. He was responsible for more than 300 books, for which he sometimes made the paper and bindings himself.

In 2008 the University of Leicester awarded him the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters.

For more information visit the Special Collections website.

 

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