Currently on display in Stroud's Museum in the Park is a joint exhibition of Edward Bawden and his son Richard's artwork spanning some seventy odd years. I've loved Bawden Snr's work ever since I came across a book about him in a college library and in recent years also became aware of his son's work too. So, visiting the exhibition was a definite must for me and it didn't disappoint.
Luckily, I could take some photos, but they're a bit blurry in places due to the reflected light and my shadow!
Edward Bawden's work...
|Poster for what is possibly my all time favourite film - 1952|
|Poster for yet another brilliant Ealing comedy - 1947|
|British Rail poster - 1957|
|One of my favourites - 'Dolls at Home' (Lyons Corner House) 1947 - I find this picture a bit creepy, but that's what makes me love it so!|
Here's a comparison of Bawden Snr's work with his son Richard's work 'Staircase to the Library'...
|Detail of 'Staircase to the Library'|
Richard Bawden's work...
The detail and use of colour is superb, whilst the graphic quality of both father and son's techniques is outstanding.
Its wonderful to be able to see such beautiful artwork in a local museum instead of having the travel to London to view it in a gallery.