Julian Lethbridge

B. 1947 Born in Sri Lanka, but primarily raised in England, Julian Lethbridge studied at Westchester College and Cambridge University (1960-1969). Upon graduation, he began a career as a banker, but by 1972 had moved to New York to paint and draw. His first exhibition of paintings and drawings at Julian Pretto Gallery (1988) was followed within the next year by one-person exhibitions at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York and Daniel Weinberg Gallery in San Francisco.

Lethbridge's abstraction is cerebral, often based on mathematical or natural principles. Methodically building up his surfaces with pigment, he then incises them with repeated patterns. In the late 1980s and early 1990s Lethbridge limited his work to shades of black and white, mining the richness of monochromatic painting. More recently he has begun to introduce vibrant colors and more gestural brushwork into his paintings. Lethbridge began printing at ULAE in 1989.

2012

Matrix, 2012
One color intaglio

2010

Alloy, 2010
Intaglio in 2 colors

Exert, 2010
Photogravure with viscosity printing

Frieze, 2010
Intaglio in 2 colors

2009

Insert, 2009
Pigmented ink-jet with screenprinting

Preface, 2009
Intaglio in 2 colors

2006

Thai Lines, 2006
Lithograph in 6 colors

2002

Melrose Beach #1, 2002
Lithograph in 3 colors

Melrose Beach #2, 2002
Lithograph in 2 colors

Melrose Beach #3, 2002
Lithograph in 3 colors

Melrose Beach #4, 2002
Lithograph in 3 colors

Melrose Beach #5, 2002
Lithograph in 6 colors

2000

Untitled (Haystack/Beachgrass), 2000
Lithograph in 7 colors

Untitled (Pine Needles Green), 2000
Lithograph in 3 colors

Untitled (Pine Needles/Blue), 2000
Lithograph in 3 colors

1999

Untitled, 1999
Lithograph in 5 colors

1998

Untitled (Brancusi), 1998
Lithograph in 3 colors

Untitled (Orange & Black), 1998
Lithograph in 2 colors

Untitled (Tree), 1998
Lithograph in 3 colors

1995

Traveling Salesman, 1995
Lithograph in 4 colors

Traveling Salesman, 1995
Lithograph in 4 colors

Untitled, 1995
Lithograph in 7 colors

Untitled (Foundation Print), 1995
Lithograph in 9 colors

1994

Penrose, 1994
Lithograph in 1 color with collage

1993

Chapel, 1993
Lithograph in 2 colors

1992

Access, 1992
Lithograph in 4 colors with silkscreen

1991

Untitled, 1991
Lithograph in 1 color

Untitled, 1991
Lithograph

Untitled , 1991
Intaglio

1990

Untitled, 1990
Lithograph in 1 color