The QT

Saturday 18 May 2024

Pitmen painters

Kilbourn in the frame at Ashington Group 90

Special consideration has to be given to an artist who reckoned he spent about a third of his life in semi-darkness. It was a miner’s lot but Oliver Kilbourn endured it uncomplainingly and dedicated many of his daylight hours to standing at an easel, recording what those half-lit subterranean hours were like. “I couldn’t express …

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