A free month-long exhibition featuring 15-20 of Clyde Hopkins’ paintings will be unveiled at The Forum in Barrow from Wednesday 23 February 2022.
Clyde Hopkins’ career spanned four decades, with solo and group exhibitions at public and private galleries throughout the UK, Europe and the USA. He also taught in many art colleges and universities and was made an Emeritus Professor at Chelsea College of Art in 2006, before passing away in 2018.
Clyde moved to Barrow with his family aged 11 and was educated at Barrow Boys Grammar School in the 1960s, providing a special link with the Cumbrian town.
It coincides with his widow – fellow painter Marilyn Hallam – gifting an additional piece of artwork to be permanently displayed in Barrow Town Hall. A retrospective exhibition is also planned for the town’s Dock Museum later this year.