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Sybil & Cyril: Cutting Through Time

Sybil & Cyril: Cutting Through Time

14th November 2021


We are very pleased to announce a special exhibition of linocuts, drawings, monotypes and poster designs by Sybil Andrews (1898-1992) and Cyril Power (1872-1951) to launch a new book titled Sybil and Cyril: Cutting Through Time by Jenny Uglow, a renowned British biographer, historian, critic and publisher. She has written many critically acclaimed books including biographies of Elizabeth Gaskell, William Hogarth, Thomas Bewick, and Edward Lear.

This book tells the story of the long friendship between these two remarkable artists who were the leading protagonists of the Grosvenor School of Modern Art where a revolutionary new method of linocutting was taught by Claude Flight (1881-1955) during the 1920s and ‘30s.

Their iconic prints, hand-printed in small editions, are always in great demand and feature in the collections of the world’s major museums.

This exhibition also coincides with a major exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York titled Modern Times: British Prints 1913-1939 with an accompanying publication, the exhibition continues until January 9th 2022. The exhibition includes several linocuts by Andrews and Power and other artists of the Grosvenor School.