17th June 2002




An exhibition by a butcher-cum-landscape painter will be on display at the University of Lincoln’s Eich Gallery in Hull this evening, 17th June.


The exhibition pays tribute to the work of the late Ken Bell who spent a lifetime drawing and painting the landscapes of the East Riding. 


Working within the tradition of plein-air observational painting, he spent four decades combining his love of art with his life as a family butcher on Holderness Road in Hull.


In 1990, at the age of 70, Ken became the oldest student on the BA Visual Studies course at the university, graduating with honours in July 1993. 


“Ken took up the challenge of becoming a student when most people would be settling into retirement,” said Kathie Jenkins, exhibition organiser.  “It’s a sign of dedication which is evident in this truly inspirational work.”


The exhibition will open this evening between 5pm and 7pm and will run until 18 July.   The gallery will be open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm, at the university’s School of Architecture on George Street, Hull.  



For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk


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