Widely respected as a graphic designer, book illustrator and printmaker, Edward Bawden is best known today for his monumental linocuts and the witty designs he made for companies like Shell and Fortnum & Mason. Meanwhile, his achievements as a fine artist have been somewhat overlooked. Along with Paul Nash and Eric Ravilious, Bawden worked to reinvent watercolour for the 20th century, and this exhibition will bring this contribution back into public view. The exhibition looks at every aspect of Bawden’s 60-year career, showing an extensive collection of his famous prints, a number of previously unseen works from the Bawden family’s private collection, and 18 rarely seen war portraits. Bawden’s paintings reveal interests in architecture and botany, while throughout his love of illustration is celebrated, as in his popular Aesop’s Fables prints. Find out more about the Edward Bawden exhibition from the Dulwich Picture Gallery’s website.
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