Gerald Wilde

It is always exciting to note that a new show will open in London of an obscure but fascinating artist like Gerald Wilde. It does the Gallery in question great credit that they are prepared to promote someone whose reputation is, by definition, a little challenged.

I for one am very much looking forward to seeing what promises to be a good spread of his work at the October Gallery at 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1. It lasts from 27 November to 23 January. He may not be a fashionable artist but his work, at its best, nags at you and anyone interested in serious 20th C British Art should go and see it, especially as his work is very difficult to see anywhere else. As far as I know it isn’t often on display in public galleries and it is extremely rare in the main London auction houses.

Once I have seen the show, I will comment further.