Edgar Hubert (1906-1985) produced some of Britain’s most radical abstract paintings of the 1930s and was a contributing figure to the Objective abstraction movement of 1933-7. He exhibited regularly with Ben Nicholson, Francis Bacon, William Scott and Lucian Freud. An exceptionally shy man, he became a recluse and eventually slipped from the public eye. This, the first exhibition of Hubert’s work since the 1950s, celebrates the rediscovery of his work.

Hubert exhibited with the London Group from 1931 to 1947, and in important exhibitions at the Lefevre Gallery (1942), the Leicester galleries (1950), the Mayor Gallery (1948 and 1953) and the London Gallery. He had two one-man shows at the Mayor Gallery in 1946 and 1948 and also one at the Institute of Contemporary Art in 1958.

Hubert’s paintings are powerful abstracts, geometrical patterns over subtly coloured grounds and post-cubist figures in ambiguous spaces.

His paintings are in the permanent collections of Tate Britain and the Bristish Council. With the main body of his work being hidden since the 1950s, his descendants are keen to have his work seen by a new generation.

A catalogue, with an introduction by William Packer, was published to accompany the show. ISBN 0 905062 16 7