Julian Trevelyan: The Artist and His World
6 October 2018 – 10 February 2019
This is the first survey exhibition in 20 years of the British painter, printmaker and designer Julian Trevelyan (1910–1988).
Trevelyan was experimental throughout his life and created an important and original body of work that was influenced by European modernist movements yet entirely his own.
This exhibition brings together 90 paintings and prints, as well as rarely seen sketchbooks, letters and photographs that emphasise Trevelyan’s extensive contribution to mid-20th century British art.
Surveying the broad scope of his career, the exhibition will examine Trevelyan’s early Surrealist works, his depictions of the industrial north of England as part of the Mass Observation project, his fascination with foreign places and his years in London, when he lived and worked alongside the River Thames and taught printmaking at the Royal College of Art.