Edward Bawden, 1903-1989
Simple name : Person: artist
Collection : People
Reference number : 1996/4847
Born in Braintree, Essex, he studied at the Cambridge School of Art (1919-22) and the Royal College of Art, London (1922-5), where Paul Nash was a tutor and major influence.
He collaborated with his friends Eric Ravilious and Cyril Mahoney on mural designs for Morley College (1928-30).
Bawden became a successful and prolific illustrator and graphic designer, working freelance for a many organisations on posters, advertisements, book illustrations, ceramic decorations, wallpaper and textile designs. He taught graphic design at the Royal College of Art 1930-40 and 1948-53, and was made a Royal Designer for Industry in 1948.
Bawden's work for London Transport also include press advertisements and tiles for the Victoria Line.
A major exhibition of his work was held at the Fine Art Society, London, in 1987. (Green 1990)
A joint exhibition of his and Eric Ravilious's work was held at the Fry Art Gallery in 2006.
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- Cambridge School of Art : 1919-1922
- Royal College of Art : 1922-1925
- Designed posters and ephemera for the Underground Group and London Transport : 1924-1952