This exhibition has now closed, find out what else is going on at Fry Art Gallery

A celebration of the work of one of the foremost British artists and designers of the 20th century.

Over a long and varied career, Edward Bawden was a painter, illustrator and graphic artist whose work encompassed prints, book covers and illustrations, posters, murals and garden metalwork furniture. He was also a teacher and war artist.

A large part of both his early and later years was spent in Saffron Walden, and the Fry Gallery has dedicated a full season to his work as part of the Royal Academy’s 250th anniversary celebrations. Over 200 works and other items are on show, many of which have not been displayed before.

The backbone of the exhibition is taken from the gallery's own collection of Bawden’s art and associated archival objects. Alongside these are illustrations of Bawden’s home, including work by his close friend Eric Ravilious, and previously unseen loans from friends and family.

This exhibition is part of RA250, supported by Art Fund.

Fry Art Gallery

19a Castle Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1BD

01799 513779


Opening times

Monday Closed

Tuesday 2pm – 5pm

Wednesday 2pm – 5pm

Thursday 2pm – 5pm

Friday 2pm – 5pm

Saturday 11am – 5pm

Sunday and bank holidays 2pm – 5pm

With a National Art Pass you get

10% off in shop
Fry Gallery Talks
Valid until December 2022

Ready to discover more? Choose your pass

Exhibitions nearby

Back to top