#ContemporaryArtMonday: Edward Bawden

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Posted 4th June 2018

Edward Bawden
Dulwich Picture Gallery

There may only be one week left to see our Contemporary Exhibition, Reflections: The observant art of Richard Bawden & Chloë Cheese, but there's yet more wonderful artworks from the extraordinarily talented Bawden family on display at Dulwich Picture Gallery this summer.

Richard's father, Edward Bawden (1903-89), was a master printmaker, illustrator, watercolourist and designer and is today recognised as one of the most influential artists of his generation.

Whilst he is perhaps best-known for his commercial work for companies such as Twinings and Fortnum & Mason, and his linocuts depicting everyday England, a significant body of work remains relatively unknown.

Dulwich Picture Gallery's exhibition will bring together 160 works to re-introduce Bawden as a hugely versatile artist, who effortlessly pushed the boundaries between fine and commercial art. It will be the first to show the full breadth of Bawden's artistic output, covering each of the many disciplines he mastered over his 60-year career, as well as exploring his lesser-known achievements as a fine artist.

Arranged thematically it will explore the evolution in his style across recurring motifs such as leisure, nature and architecture. Highlights will include a series of Bawden's moving war portraits, as well as a substantial amount of prints and watercolours loaned from private collections - many which have never been exhibited publicly before.

See Edward Bawden at Dulwich Picture Gallery until 9 September and see Reflections: The observant art of Richard Bawden & Chloë Cheese at Watts Contemporary Gallery until Sunday 10 June.

Image credit: Dulwich Picture Gallery. Banner image: Edward Bawden, Landscape with Sunset.