Richard Eurich, described as a 'Visionary Artist' in a touring museum show to mark his centenary, is one of the most distinctive voices in 20th century British figurative art. His paintings are held by some of the most important collections of British art in the country. Eurich is perhaps best known for his highly detailed and meticulously realised landscapes of the 1940s and 1950s, including a remarkable series of paintings depicting the Dunkirk evacuations which are now in the Imperial War Museum’s collection. Initially inspired by the great early French and Italian Modernists, Eurich’s very early work displays a kinship with that of his friend Christopher Wood. His mid-career works bear loose comparison to Stanley Spencer but his later works take on a more atmospheric and less literal feel. The figures which inhabit his landscapes are simplified, in some cases rather spectral, adding to their sense of transience.