George Underwood

George Underwood was born in 1947. George joined Beckenham Art School in 1963.
At art school George Underwood became more and more interested in music. As a result he pursued a career in the music world. Along with life long friend David Bowie he made one record (The King Bees ) and also a solo record under the name Calvin James.
George returned to art studies and then worked in design studios as an illustrator for two years. Initially he specialised in fantasy, horror and science fiction book covers.
Many of George Underwood colleagues in the music business asked him to do paintings for them. This led to George becoming a freelance artist. Art work for the first T Rex album and later David Bowie’s Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust album covers established him as a leading and creative art illustrator.
Over this period George produced literally hundreds of book covers, LP and CD covers, advertisements, portraits and drawings.At the start of the 1970’s George Underwood started painting in oils. His paintings were influenced originally by the Viennese School of Fantastic Realism – Ernst Fuchs, Rudolph Hausner and Eric Brauer who were contemporary visionaries, in the same way that Bruegel and Bosch in their time. He was fascinated by their mix of fantasy and realism.
George Underwood paintings are held in many private art collections. One of his art collectors, David Bowie, says: ‘George has, over the years, refined his work to the point where I would put him among the top figurative painters coming out of the UK right now. There’s a sublime isolation surrounding his subjects that really touches the viewer, the figures being both heroic and vulnerable simultaneously. There’s a timeless element in the choice of subject matter that overlaps with the mythical world of Odd Nerdrum, say. Now that a huge shift to painting is taking place, I would expect to see George’s name pushed further and further to the front’.

George Underwood – The Boatman’s Dream

George Underwood

The Boatman's Dream

Oil on Canvas

24 x 30 inches

£4500

George Underwood – Saga

George Underwood

Saga

Oil on Canvas

34 x 43 inches

£7000

George Underwood – Anja

George Underwood

Anja

Oil on Canvas

29.25 x 31.5 inches

£5200

George Underwood – Alone Together

George Underwood

Alone Together

Oil on Canvas

20 x 24 inches

£4000

George Underwood – Parade

George Underwood

Parade

Oil on Canvas

20 x 24 inches

£4000

George Underwood – Personification

George Underwood

Personification

Oil on Canvas

18 x 24 inches

£3600

George Underwood – Last Night

George Underwood

Last Night

Oil on Canvas

12 x 20 inches

£2500

George Underwood – Time to Go

George Underwood

Time to Go

Oil on Canvas

12 x 20 inches

£2500

George Underwood – Gaze

George Underwood

Gaze

Oil on Canvas

24 x 30 inches

£4800

George Underwood – See Voyage

George Underwood

See Voyage

Oil on Canvas

20 x 30 inches

sold

George Underwood – Second Thoughts

George Underwood

Second Thoughts

Oil on Canvas

12 x 16 inches

sold

George Underwood – I’ll Be There

George Underwood

I'll Be There

Oil on Canvas

20 x 24 inches

sold

George Underwood – Girl of a Feather

George Underwood

Girl of a Feather

Oil on Board

9 x 9 inches

sold

George Underwood – Elegant Ride

George Underwood

Elegant Ride

Oil on Canvas

12 x 16 inches

sold

George Underwood – Cat Hat

George Underwood

Cat Hat

Oil on Wood

10.5 x 13.75 inches

sold

George Underwood – East of Paradise

George Underwood

East of Paradise

Oil on Canvas

27.25 x 31.5 inches

sold

George Underwood –  I Was Just Thinking

George Underwood

I Was Just Thinking

Oil on Canvas

20 x 24 inches

sold

George Underwood – Leader

George Underwood

Leader

Oil on Canvas

20 x 24 inches

sold

George Underwood – Turn Back

George Underwood

Turn Back

Oil on Canvas

20 x 24 inches

sold

George Underwood – Three Boatmen

George Underwood

Three Boatmen

Oil on Wood

17.5 x 25.25 inches

sold

George Underwood – Still Waters

George Underwood

Still Waters

Oil on Canvas

16 x 24 inches

sold

George Underwood – Quiet Now

George Underwood

Quiet Now

Oil on Board

19 x 19 inches

sold

George Underwood – Ahead of the Curve

George Underwood

Ahead of the Curve

Oil on Canvas

18 x 18 inches

sold

George Underwood – Double Vision

George Underwood

Double Vision

Oil on Canvas

18 x 18 inches

sold

George Underwood – Shady Jane

George Underwood

Shady Jane

Oil on Canvas

16 x 18 inches

sold

George Underwood – Ivory

George Underwood

Ivory

Oil on Canvas

16 x 18 inches

sold

George Underwood – Amber

George Underwood

Amber

Oil on Canvas

16 x 18 inches

sold

George Underwood – Dream

George Underwood

Dream

Oil on Canvas

12 x 16 inches

sold

George Underwood – Walk Don’t Run

George Underwood

Walk Don't Run

Oil on Canvas

12 x 14 inches

sold

George Underwood – On the Road

George Underwood

On the Road

Oil on Canvas

12 x 14 inches

sold

George Underwood – Helter Skelter

George Underwood

Helter Skelter

Oil on Board

13 x 11 inches

sold

George Underwood – Foxy Lady

George Underwood

Foxy Lady

Oil on Board

11.75 x 5.75 inches

sold

George Underwood – Search

George Underwood

Search

Oil on Board

11 x 11.25 inches

sold

George Underwood – Unusual Ride

George Underwood

Unusual Ride

Oil on Board

11 x 11.25 inches

sold

George Underwood – Road to Somewhere

George Underwood

Road to Somewhere

Oil

18 x 18 inches

sold

George Underwood – Rain Dog

George Underwood

Rain Dog

Oil

16 x 20 inches

sold

George Underwood – Countenance

George Underwood

Countenance

Oil

24 x 30 inches

sold

George Underwood – Riding With The Spotted Bull

George Underwood

Riding With The Spotted Bull

Oil on Canvas

20 x 16 inches

sold

George Underwood – Rare Bull

George Underwood

Rare Bull

Oil on Board

12 x 16 inches

sold

George Underwood –  Hair Peace 2

George Underwood

Hair Peace 2

Oil on Canvas

10 x 8 inches

sold

George Underwood – Red Striped Bull

George Underwood

Red Striped Bull

Oil on Board

10 x 8 inches

sold

George Underwood – Dore

George Underwood

Dore

Oil on Board

10 x 8 inches

sold

George Underwood – Iris

George Underwood

Iris

Oil on Board

18 x 22 inches

sold

George Underwood – Stripes

George Underwood

Stripes

Oil on Board

20 x 24 inches

sold

George Underwood – Countess

George Underwood

Countess

Oil on Board

7.5 x 10 inches

sold

George Underwood – The Neophyte

George Underwood

The Neophyte

Oil on Board

11.5 x 14.5 inches

sold

George Underwood – Heads Together 1

George Underwood

Heads Together 1

Oil on Canvas

12 x 16 inches

sold

George Underwood – Heads Together 2

George Underwood

Heads Together 2

Oil on Board

12 x 16 inches

sold

George Underwood – White Magic Woman

George Underwood

White Magic Woman

Oil on Canvas

30 x 40 inches

sold

George Underwood – Walk This Way

George Underwood

Walk This Way

Oil on Board

10.5 x 14.5 inches

sold

George Underwood – Walk On By

George Underwood

Walk On By

Oil on Canvas

17 x 22 inches

sold

George Underwood – Waiting

George Underwood

Waiting

Oil on Canvas

16 x 18 inches

sold

George Underwood – The Alchemists

George Underwood

The Alchemists

Oil on Canvas

24 x 26 inches

sold

George Underwood – Take me to Church

George Underwood

Take me to Church

Oil on Canvas

14 x 16 inches

sold

George Underwood – Striped Bull

George Underwood

Striped Bull

Oil on Board

13.5 x 17 inches

sold

George Underwood – Stage Fright

George Underwood

Stage Fright

Oil on Canvas

15.5 x 22 inches

sold

George Underwood – Ride with Stripes

George Underwood

Ride with Stripes

Oil on Canvas

20 x 24 inches

sold

George Underwood – Ride with a Flower

George Underwood

Ride with a Flower

Oil on Board

23.5 x 27.5 inches

sold

George Underwood – Rare Breed

George Underwood

Rare Breed

Oil on Board

13.5 x 17.5 inches

sold

George Underwood – Performers

George Underwood

Performers

Oil on Canvas

18 x 22 inches

sold

George Underwood – Pale Lady

George Underwood

Pale Lady

Oil on Canvas

22.5 x 31 inches

sold

George Underwood – Horizon

George Underwood

Horizon

Oil on Canvas

17 x 17 inches

sold

George Underwood – Hat Trick

George Underwood

Hat Trick

Oil on Canvas

16 x 16 inches

sold

George Underwood – Hair Peace

George Underwood

Hair Peace

Oil on Board

17.5 x 21.5 inches

sold

George Underwood – Fabricia

George Underwood

Fabricia

Oil on Canvas

16 x 17 inches

sold

George Underwood – Curious Cat

George Underwood

Curious Cat

Oil on Canvas

12 x 14.5 inches

sold

George Underwood – Athena

George Underwood

Athena

Oil on Canvas

17 x 24 inches

sold

George Underwood – Three Remarkables

Three Remarkables

Oil on Board

10 x 8 inches

sold

George Underwood – In the Wings

In the Wings

Oil on Canvas

9.5 x 13.5 inches

sold

George Underwood – Stripey Returns

Stripey Returns

Oil on Canvas

9.5 x 13.5 inches

sold

George Underwood – Le Chat

George Underwood

Le Chat

Oil on Linen

14 x 15.5 inches

sold

George Underwood – Mind the Curves

George Underwood

Mind the Curves

Oil on Linen

19.75 x 23.75 inches

sold

George Underwood – With a Kitten

George Underwood

With a Kitten

Oil on Linen

23.5 x 43 inches

sold

George Underwood – Stripey 2

George Underwood

Stripey 2

Oil on board

14 x 10 inches

sold

George Underwood – Scout

George Underwood

Scout

Oil on board

10 x 10.5 inches

sold

George Underwood – Longshanks

George Underwood

Longshanks

Oil on Linen

18 x 18 inches

sold

George Underwood – Stripey

George Underwood

Stripey

Oil on board

14 x 10.75 inches

sold

George Underwood – Return of the Angel

George Underwood

Return of the Angel

Oil on Linen

19.5 x 31.5 inches

sold

George Underwood – Sisters

George Underwood

Sisters

Oil on Linen

24 x 31 inches

sold

George Underwood – Together

George Underwood

Together

Oil on Linen

16 x 28 inches

sold

George Underwood – Three Angels

George Underwood

Three Angels

Oil on canvas

40 x 45 inches

sold

George Underwood – Calm Rider

George Underwood

Calm Rider

Oil on canvas

8 x 8 inches

sold

George Underwood – Still Rider

George Underwood

Still Rider

Oil on canvas

8 x 8 inches

sold

George Underwood – The Empress

George Underwood

The Empress

Oil on canvas

10 x 10 inches

sold

George Underwood – Street Performers

George Underwood

Street Performers

Oil on Linen

27 x 35 inches

sold

George Underwood – Slow Rider

George Underwood

Slow Rider

Oil on Board

10 x 10 inches

sold

George Underwood – Silva

George Underwood

Silva

Oil on Linen

16 x 12 inches

sold

George Underwood – Return Again

George Underwood

Return Again

Oil on Board

8 x 8 inches

sold

George Underwood – Sara

George Underwood

Sara

Oil on Board

10 x 8 inches

sold

George Underwood – The Successor

George Underwood

The Successor

Oil on Board

18 x 14.75 inches

sold

George Underwood – Lady with Diamond Tunic

George Underwood

Lady with Diamond Tunic

Oil on Panel

16 x 20 inches

sold

George Underwood – Grey Rider

George Underwood

Grey Rider

Oil on Linen

33 x 33 inches

sold

George Underwood – Golden

George Underwood

Golden

Oil on Linen

12 x 16 inches

sold

George Underwood – One Good Turn

George Underwood

One Good Turn

Oil on board

8 x 10 inches

sold

George Underwood – Lionheart

George Underwood

Lionheart

Oil on Linen

12 x 16 inches

sold

George Underwood – Perfidia 2

George Underwood

Perfidia 2

Oil on board

10 x 8 inches

sold