Sybil & Cyril: Cutting Through Time

18 November - 03 December 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.

A short film, Gordon Samuel in conversation with Jenny Uglow, will be available on our website from 23rd November.

In Full Cry

Sybil Andrews: In Full Cry, 1931

Market Day

Sybil Andrews: Market Day, 1936

Rush Hour

Sybil Andrews: Rush Hour, 1930

Skaters

Sybil Andrews: Skaters, 1953

Steeplechasing

Sybil Andrews: Steeplechasing, 1930

Tillers of the Soil

Sybil Andrews: Tillers of the Soil, 1934

Divertissement

Cyril Edward Power: Divertissement, c.1932

The Eight

Cyril Edward Power: The Eight, 1930

The Merry-Go-Round

Cyril Edward Power: The Merry-Go-Round, c.1930

Runners

Cyril Edward Power: Runners, 1930

The Sunshine Roof

Cyril Edward Power: The Sunshine Roof, c.1934

The Tube Station

Cyril Edward Power: The Tube Station, 1932