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Edward Bawden Prints for Sale

The artist Edward Bawden (1903-1989) attended Cambridge School of Art full-time where he became interested in the work of Aubrey Beardsley, Richard Doyle, William Morris and other Victorians. This was followed by a scholarship to the Royal College of Art School of Design in London, where he met his future collaborator, Eric Ravilious; the pair were described by their teacher, Paul Nash, as 'an extraordinary outbreak of talent'. By 1930 Bawden was producing illustrations one day a week for the Curwen Press. In the early 1930s he was discovered by the Stuart Advertising Agency, and produced some of his most humorous and innovative work. During the Second World War, Edward Bawden served as official war artist, first with the British army in France, and then, following the army's evacuation from there, in the Middle East. His later work is notable for its simplicity of line and its wit, but he also returned to large-scale mural painting. He became well-known for his linocuts, among them Nine London Monuments (Editions Alecto, 1966).

Bawden's work can be seen in many major collections and is shown regularly at the Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden and The Higgins Art Gallery & Museum, Bedford

Edward Bawden