Sybil Andrews: & the Grosvenor School Linocuts

24 September – 10 October 2015

Born in Bury St Edmunds, Andrews first apprenticed as a welder and worked at an airplane factory during World War I, where she helped in the development of the first all-metal aeroplane for the Bristol Welding Company. During this period she took an art correspondence course and upon returning to Bury St Edmunds after the war, became employed as an art teacher at Portland House School. In 1922 Andrews attended Heatherley’s School of Fine Art in London. She began producing and exhibiting linocuts from 1921 until 1939, working frequently with her informal partner Cyril Power. She also helped in the establishment and became the first secretary (1925–1928) of the The Grosvenor School of Modern Art. This exhibition aims to bring together all of her famous colour linocuts to coincide with the launch of a new book on the artist.

Tillers of the Soil, 1934

The Windmill, 1933

Flower Girls, 1934