Edward Bawden: Artist & Adventurer
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.