What did the critic Martin Gayford make of an artist who confessed not to be able to finish a picture? One whose sitters were obliged to commit to several years of posing? Of a painter struggling to bend the naked body of a girl into the shape of the pyramids of Giza?
Euan Uglow was an uncompromising and difficult artist.
Martin recalls touring the painter's rambling London House-cum-studio on a boozy evening and learning more about the artist for whom precision and perfection were the driving forces.