Ulrich was born in 1937 and is a product of the Liverpool College of Art where he studied in the late 1950’s.

His artwork combines the old fashioned skill of drawing with an original and surreal imaginationsupported by a considerable depth of technical knowledge and competence. 

He adheres enthusiastically to a long tradition of craftmanship in all aspects of his work while simultaneously keeping one eye on the world of contemporary art and current thinking.

In his own words, He has ploughed his own furrow.


This retrospective exhibition brings together drawings, painting and prints from all stages of Ulrich’s career and stands as a testimony to, and celebration of, a long and successful artistic life.


Paul Cousins 2018



Ulrich was born in Brussels in 1937 and educated in Sussex, India, London and Scotland. After national service in the Royal Navy, he studied graphic design at the Liverpool College of Art in the late 1950s. In 1972 he qualified as a teacher of special needs adults at the Bolton Institute of Technology.

Ulrich continued to teach for eight years, after which he resigned his post as Deputy Manager of an adult training centre to become a freelance artist and to bring up his daughter Emily.


About Charlie Kirkham

West Midlands based UK visual artist.
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