CARLO, Michael Lewis

1945 - ?

Michael Lewis Carlo, was born at Glemsford, Suffolk in 1945, son of Lewis E. Carlo and his wife Blanche Alma née Webber, who married at Sudbury, Suffolk in 1944. Painting at an early age when in 1953, of Mill House, Stafford Works, Long Melford, Suffolk he won a prize for his painting. Michael studied at Colchester School of Art 1961-1964 under teachers Edward Bawden [q.v.], Peter Coker (1926-2004) and John Nash [q.v.], and in the printmaker's department at the Royal College of Art 1965-1967. He taught part-time at Harrow School of Art and Southend School of Art and a Member of the Free Society of Painters and Sculptors. He married in 1967, Lynda L. Turner and set up a studio at Boxford, Suffolk and has lived and worked in this village for over 30 years. The surrounding landscape has formed his work since then and his screen-prints, which document the changing local landscape, first established his reputation. He was recommended by his former tutor Edward Bawden, as a poster artist to London Transport. Over time his work has become progressively more abstract and he now specialises in woodcuts which have become progressively more spare, stripped down and raw, exploring the bones of the countryside. A member of the Royal Society of Painters and Etchers he exhibited at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich in 1992 also at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Serpentine Gallery and elsewhere. He has had solo exhibitions at Bolton Museum; Usher Gallery in Lincoln; Southampton City Art Gallery and the John Russell Gallery in Ipswich. His works are held by the Tate Gallery, Laing Gallery in Newcastle and London Transport.

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