John Aldridge

A rare chance to see a group of Aldridge’s work is on at the moment at the wonderful Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden.Lack of space means that there are not enough pictures to cover his long career, but because he rarely gets seen, this is a good opportunity.His basic subject matter was often landscape (or townscape) , sometimes around his Great Bardfield home in Essex and sometimes further afield.There are, for example, quite a few works painted in Italy.He also painted a lot on his visits to stay with the writer Robert Graves in Mallorca.