The artist and designer’s unique vision of the city, including his pictures of London monuments and markets, the Horse Guards and Kew Gardens.
Born in rural Essex, Bawden first moved to London as a student where he lived in a bedsit with Eric Ravilious on Redcliffe Road, Kensington. From this ‘manure bed of genius’ he produced the illustrations that were to make him one of Britain's most sought after graphic artists.
This exhibition delves into the museum's archive of Bawden's work, which was donated in the 1980s from the contents of his studio. As well as his own series of linocuts and engravings, the artist's work was used in advertisements for Twinings, Westminster Bank and the London Underground.