Join James Russell, curator of Edward Bawden at Dulwich Picture Gallery, to learn more about this master printmaker, illustrator, watercolourist and designer, recognised today as one of the most influential artists of his generation.
Edward Bawden (1903-89) is perhaps best-known for his commercial work for companies such as Twinings and Fortnum & Mason, and his linocuts depicting everyday England, but a significant body of his work remains relatively unknown. The new exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery brings together 160 works to re-introduce Bawden as a hugely versatile artist, who effortlessly pushed the boundaries between fine and commercial art, and is the first to show the full breadth of his artistic output.
James Russell is an independent art historian and curator, specialising in 20th-century British art and design. His previous exhibitions include Century (Jerwood Hastings, 2016-17) and Eric Ravilious (Dulwich Picture Gallery, 2015), and he has written books on Eric Ravilious, Paul Nash, Edward Seago, Peggy Angus and Edward Bawden.