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 – Captain Ruby

George Underwood

Captain Ruby

Oil on Canvas

24 x 26 inches

£4250

George Underwood – Ruby Fish

George Underwood

Ruby Fish

Oil on Canvas

20 x 22 inches

£3750

George Underwood – Ruby Lady

George Underwood

Ruby Lady

Oil on Canvas

32 x 42 inches

£6950

George Underwood – Still Here

George Underwood

Still Here

Oil on Canvas

18 x 18 inches

£2800

George Underwood – Front Runner

George Underwood

Front Runner

Oil on Canvas

16 x 24 inches

£3400

George Underwood – Ruby in the Hand

George Underwood

Ruby in the Hand

Oil on Canvas

24 x 20 inches

sold

George Underwood – Holding Pattern

George Underwood

Holding Pattern

Oil on Canvas

18 x 18 inches

sold

George Underwood – Hold On

George Underwood

Hold On

Oil on Canvas

16 x 16 inches

sold

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