The art of Victor Linford, 1940–2002


Victor Linford was a British artist who relocated to the Netherlands so his work seems to be more familiar there than elsewhere. According to the Johfra Museum site, Linford was part of the Dutch Meta-Realist group in the 1970s, along with Johfra Bosschart himself and five other painters. Johfra’s art has been mentioned here before but I hadn’t heard of the others, Linford included. You’d think someone who spent so much time producing detailed oil paintings of surreal/alien landscapes would be better known. Some of his works were used on a series of Dutch sf paperbacks in the 1970s, unsurprisingly when many of his paintings resemble the alien landscapes being produced by Bruce Pennington for British sf books throughout the decade.

There are two main sites showing Linford’s works, here and here. I prefer the landscapes that don’t have too many human figures inserted into them but even the ones that do are worth a look. (None of the paintings are titled or dated.)




Elsewhere on { feuilleton }
The fantastic art archive

Previously on { feuilleton }
The fantastic and apocalyptic art of Bruce Pennington
The art of Johfra Bosschart, 1919–1998

2 thoughts on “The art of Victor Linford, 1940–2002”

  1. No, I’d not come across him before. Surprising considering his work includes more variations on Böcklin’s Isle of the Dead. Obviously a candidate for a future post!

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