IT has been one of the most popular exhibitions of recent years.

Visitors have been travelling from across the country to see the Eric Tucker: The Unseen Artist at Warrington Museum.

The special exhibition features work by the artist, whose prolific talent came to light after his death when family members discovered several hundred paintings and thousands of drawings while clearing out his home.

Following a pop-up exhibition in Eric Tucker’s home in 2018, a much wider selection of the artist’s work is on show until February 23.

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His front room has been even been recreated, giving a poignant insight into his life.

As well as appreciating the art, the exhibition has also provoked a lot of memories for visitors to the gallery.

Images have included Warrington landmarks and familiar streets.

One in particular is the Hogie Wagon which has got lots of people talking.

While the depiction of Howley Stores also has visitors travelling down memory lane.

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Before his death, only one piece of Eric’s work had only been exhibited in a gallery setting before this. He was reluctantly persuaded to enter his piece, Ready for Christmas, in the annual Warrington Arts Purchase Prize exhibition staged by Warrington Arts Council at the art gallery in 1995.

The picture won and Eric’s work became part of the town’s collections.

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Ready for Christmas

Friends also once persuaded him to hold a pop-up exhibition at the former Warrington pub, Cemetery Hotel, but his work has largely been unseen until now.

The exhibition closes next Sunday, February 23.

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Williams Tarr