Edward Bawden, 1903-1989
Simple name : Person: artist
Collection : People
Reference number : 1996/4847
Fullname : Edward Bawden
Biography : 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.
Date of birth : 1903
Place of birth : Braintree, Essex
Date of death : 1989
Role : Artist
Education :
  • Cambridge School of Art : 1919-1922
  • Royal College of Art : 1922-1925
Employment :
  • Designed posters and ephemera for the Underground Group and London Transport : 1924-1952
Record completeness :
Record 37% complete

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