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Candid Arts Trust,
3 Torrens Street, Islington,
London EC1V 1NQ

Studio Work


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Born November1948 Bromley Kent Nicholas James Philip Wegner {Nicholas Philip James from 2002). Father Fritz Wegner illustrator (1924 to 2015), mother Janet, writer and journalist. He studied painting with Frank Auerbach and Keith Vaughan at the Slade School, UCL (BA), printmaking with Stanley Jones at the Curwen Press and History of Art (MA) at Kingston University.


His primary attraction to landscape developed in works made in the 1960s on site in Sussex, Devon, Cornwall and the Lake District progressing to city views of London and Paris.


Corporate assignments included repeat commissions for US chain Gilbert/Robinson inc, Inchcape plc, Arther Guinness and Co.


He regularly exhibits at The Royal Institute of Oil Painters (Winsor & Newton Prize 2003, elected a full member 2006). He has shown at Wold Galleries, Gloucestershire, Courcoux and Courcoux, Stockbridge, Wiltshire, the Turner Gallery, Exeter, and Whittington Fine Art Henley in April 2008 with his sister Liz Summers at Peter Pears Gallery Aldeburgh, Suffolk, and October 2014 in Depth of Colour at the Lime Tree Gallery Bristol.In June 2017 his work is featured at M1 Fine Art Greenwich.


His lithographs are included in the Tate Britain archive (Curwen Gift 1975) with publications on deposit with The British Library media and book collections. His work is held in numerous private collections here and abroad. Entries include Dartmoor Artists (Brian Le Messurier, Hallsgrove Press) and Whos Who In Art(Hilmarton Manor Press)


From 1973 tov1978 he operated The Gallery 65a Lisson Street producing combine projects with Vaughan Grylls, Rita Donagh, John Latham, Gerald Newman, Stephen Wiillats and Jonathan Miles. With Sarah Batiste he edited Cv Journal from 1988-91, forming Cv Publications in 1992 and Cv/Visual Arts Research in 1995, publishing over 300 books, monographas and 200 audiobooks


Cv/VAR Archive



Cv Publications



Text Box: The seeming variety of painting styles, at one point representational and then at another so abstract. Also the use of color is right on; vivid in the more abstract landscapes and then more subtle and unexpected in the cityscapes Jack ONeill, Elm Hill Gallery, Houston

Garden, Highgate 1966

Oil on linen 44 x 38ins