Monday, 16 March 2015


Valley and River, Northumberland, 1972.

Edward Burra (1905-76)
Biography here
and here

BBC documentary (shown 2011 and 2014)

Pallant House Art Gallery Education pack 

In 1945 Burra was the subject of a monograph in the Penguin Modern Painters series with an introduction by John Rothenstein. Later he was fortunate in developing a particularly happy relationship with the Lefevre Gallery where he showed more or less biennially from 1952. The public and critical response to the exhibitions, though generally favourable, was modest and it was not until the retrospective exhibition at the Tate in 1973 that his work began to be widely appreciated.

Subject Matter:
High and Low
Danse Macabre
Landscape, especially England, particularly Rye
Stage Design

Martin, S., Raay, S. van, Lambirth, A., Stevenson, J., 2011. Edward Burra, First Edition edition. ed. Lund Humphries, Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Chichester.
Stevenson, J., 2008. Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye. Pimlico, London.

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