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21 March 2018Edward Bawden: Artist and Adventurer
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Edward Bawden: Artist and Adventurer James Russell Wednesday 21 March 2018

 Mr James Russell MA (Cantab)

Edward Bawden: Artist & Adventurer (S)

 

Illustrator and teacher, yet Edward Bawden remains an elusive figure. Today he is remembered for his spectacular linocuts and humorous illustrations, yet he was once feted as an innovative modern painter. During the 1930s he barely left his home in Great Bardfield, Essex, but in 1940 embarked on a remarkable career as a war artist, travelling solo around the Middle East. When his paintings became less popular post-war he began making prints on an epic scale, and today he is seen as a key 20th century figure by artists like Mark Hearld and Emily Sutton. As curator of the forthcoming Bawden exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery (summer 2018), I can draw on in-depth research, archive material and more. 

 

The picture shows Brighton Pier by Edward Bawden