Art @ Pallant

A creative feast for the senses

We are very lucky to be able to display a fantastic selection of artwork on loan and chosen by Pallant House Gallery. The Gallery has one of the leading collections of Modern art in the country, including works by many celebrated British and International artists. This display features prints by Edward Bawden bequeathed by David Medd OBE, one of the leading schools architects in post-war Britain.

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Edward Bawden, (1903–1989) was an English painter, illustrator and graphic artist, known for his prints, book covers, posters, and garden metalwork furniture. Bawden taught at the Royal College of Art, where he had been a student, worked as a commercial artist and served as a war artist in World War Two. He was a fine watercolour painter but worked in many different media, illustrating several books and painting murals in both the 1930s and 1960s.

 

Copyright to ‘The Estate of Edward Bawden’

Edward Bawden (1903-1989)

An Old Crab and a Young (From Aesop’s Fables)

c.1956

Linocut on paper

The David Leslie Medd Bequest (2009)

Edward Bawden (1903-1989)

The Coal Exchange

1964

Auto lithograph on paper

The David Leslie Medd Bequest (2009)

This one of a series of prints commissioned by Editions Alecto to commemorate three London financial exchanges that were to be demolished. The Coal Exchange in Lower Thames Street opened in 1849, and was demolished for road widening in 1962. It contained three galleries and was crowned by a 74ft high dome that rested on eight piers. The interior walls were decorated with views of collieries and ports, and the inside of the dome was paintings of flowers and fossils found in the coal.

Edward Bawden (1903-1989)

Brighton Pier

1958

Linocut on paper

The David Leslie Medd Bequest (2009)

Edward Bawden (1903-1989)

Liverpool Street Station 1960

1960

Linocut on paper

The David Leslie Medd Bequest (2009)

Edward Bawden (1903-1989)

Play With Me 

1981

Linocut on paper

The David Leslie Medd Bequest (2009)

This linocut was originally made for the wool company, Catriona, and demonstrates Bawden’s witty ability to create visual puns. He created a similar cat motif that was used for the Provincial Booksellers Fair Association logo, which is still in use in many bookshops around the country.

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