Art in the Extreme: Expedition Paintings by Lincoln Rowe
9 September – 12 November 2017
In the course of a long and varied career spanning thirty five years as a professional artist, Lincoln Rowe has gained acclaim as a sea going marine artist, working aboard ships of the British Merchant and Royal Navy fleets; as a military artist working in conflict zones with the army and units of the Royal Marines; and as an expedition artist climbing and painting some of the worlds highest peaks.
As a renowned expedition artist, Lincoln has accompanied climbers to the ultimate mountaineering challenges of the Himalaya, including Everest, the Karakoram, the Andes and the high peaks of Alaska.
His breathtaking interpretations of these regions are collected by climbers and expedition sponsors, both private and corporate, and are enjoyed by enthusiasts such as HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, patron of many joint services expeditions which Lincoln has accompanied. In 1985 Lincoln was invited to accompany and record a three month joint British services and Royal Nepalese Army expedition to climb Mt Kirat Chuli, 7363M, a Himalayan mountain situated to the north of Kangchenjunga, the worlds third highest mountain on the Sikkim border with Nepal and Tibet.
It proved to be a life changing experience for the artist, certainly in terms of subject matter. On his return he left his job as a sea going artist with the Marine society in order to devote his time to painting mountain landscapes. He was subsequently invited to accompany eleven major mountaineering expeditions to more of the worlds highest peaks including Mt McKinley in Alaska, Saser Kangri in Ladakh, India, Mt Kenya, several other Himalayan peaks and three expeditions on Mt Everest, two of which were on the West Ridge route. Lincoln has climbed and painted up to altitudes of 7200M.
His field work is promoted by Jagged Globe, one of the world’s leading commercial mountaineering companies. His work has been purchased by the Fleming Collection – the most important collections of Scottish created art which rarely makes contemporary additions.
Caption: Field Study View of Mount Pisco Cordillera Blanca, Peruvian Andes
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