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Commercial artist, printmaker, illustrator, painter of murals and subjects in watercolour. With a strong sense of craftsmanship he had a ready facility in many techniques. Graphic and linear in quality, his work is often characterised by a narrative of delicate humour. Inspired in watercolour by the techniques of printmaking, he had a feeling for pattern and texture, often working in watercolour upon non-absorbent paper and later applying crayon. Born in Essex, Bawden attended Cambridge School of Art from 1919 to 1921, and later the Royal College of Art from 1922-25, where his diploma was in book illustration. Here, inspired by Paul Nash, he was introduced to the Curwen Press, and produced posters for the London Underground. His important friendship with Eric Ravillious saw fruit ...

Cattle Market, Braintree - Edward Bawden

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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