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Edward Bawden: Artist & Adventurer


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Standard £ 8.50

Edward Bawden: Artist & Adventurer

On Tuesday 23rd of October 2018
Starting at 2:30PM

SEATING IS UNRESERVED FOR THIS EVENT, which is excluded from the festival discount scheme

The James Russell Lecture

In a long and illustrious career Edward Bawden RA (1903-89) achieved renown as a painter, designer, illustrator and teacher, yet he 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. Post-war he began making prints on an epic scale, while illustrating numerous books with his habitual skill and humour.

This is James Russell’s third lecture for the Festival. This summer, he has been the curator of a major exhibition of Bawden’s work at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.