Glen Baxter returns to his birth city, Leeds, with an exhibition of prints and drawings at Vernon Street Gallery.
Glen Baxter studied at Leeds College of Art from 1960-65. He has exhibited internationally and his work is in the collections of the Tate Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Baxter has published numerous books, including Almost Completely Baxter, New and Selected Blurtings in 2016 and Ominous Stains in 2009, and has also appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Elle, and Vogue.
It was at art school, through the work of Andr̩é Breton, that Baxter first discovered Surrealism, his passion in life. His captioned drawings, rendered in ink and crayon, subvert the visual style of adventure comic series such as Biggles and Dan Dare by the inclusion of unconventional narrative twists.
Baxter will also give a lecture at the University on Friday 1 March.