FAIRFAX-LUCY, Edmund

1945 - 2020

Edmund John William Hugh Ramsay-Fairfax-Lucy was born at Oxford in 1945, son of Brian Fairfax-Lucy, soldier and writer, and his wife Alice née Buchan, a writer. Educated at Eton and studied at the City and Guilds of London Art School in Kennington 19631966 and at the Royal Academy Schools 19671970, his tutors included Peter Greenham (1909-1992) and won the David Murray Travelling Scholarship, 1966, 1967 and 1969. In 1970 elected to the New English Art Club and he exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy from 1967 also showing at the New Grafton gallery, which gave him a first solo show in 1971 and was also a member of NEAC. In the 1970s he moved into a wing of Charlecote Park, the ancestral home in Warwickshire his family had gifted to the National Trust from where he painted also painting in Ireland and in Scotland. He married three times, in 1974 to Sylvia Ogden, in 1986 to the writer and broadcaster Lucinda Lambton, both these marriages ended in divorce and thirdly in 1994, to Erica Loane. He became 6th Baronet in 1993 Charlecote had been bequeathed to the National Trust by his uncle with the proviso that the family should be allowed to continue to live there for as long as it chose. Edmund realised that once this arrangement was given up it would not be renewed, and he felt it a matter of honour to continue to carry on living there. Sir Edmund Fairfax-Lucy, who was a close friend of Allan Gwynne-Jones, is noted for his sensitive landscapes and interiors in which the play of light was a distinctive feature.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Highland Creek, Heveningham, Halesworth, Suffolk
1975 359 Ivy-clad Tree
363 View over the Avon: January
1976 151 Primulas: February
157 The Poppy and the Mirror
1977 1020 Weston Hall, Beccles: Summer
1029 Weston Hall, Beccles: Winter
1978 35 Flowers in an Alcove




Works by This Artist