Press View - Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, London, United Kingdom

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 14:00 to 17:00

RSVP to Meg Molloy, Senior Press Officer:

This Summer, Dulwich Picture Gallery will shine a spotlight on a brief but intense period
of dynamic printmaking during the interwar period, with the first major show of work by
artists from the Grosvenor School of Modern Art.

Celebrating 90 years since the inaugural exhibition on British linocuts at the Redfern
Gallery in London, Cutting Edge: Modernist British Prntmaking will bring together
120 prints, drawings and posters to highlight a radical movement that incorporated
metropolitan and rural life, men and women, as well as British and international students.
It will reveal the unified commitment by the artists of the Grosvenor School to champion
and progress the medium of linocut printmaking with key works by the influential teacher
and artist, Claude Flight, and nine of his leading students including Cyril Power, Sybil
Andrews, Lill Tschudi, William Greengrass and Leonard Beaumont. A number of loans will
be displayed publicly for the first time and several international loans will receive their first
major UK showing, including prints by the Australian students Dorrit Black, Ethel Spowers
and Eveline Syme.

Cyril Power, The Eight, © The Estate of Cyril Power. All Rights Reserved, [2019] / Bridgeman
Images/ photo Photo © Elijah Taylor (Brick City Projects)

Cyril Power, The Merry-Go-Round, c.1930, © The Estate of Cyril Power. All Rights Reserved,
[2019] / Bridgeman Images/ photo The Wolfsonian–Florida International University

Cyril Power, The Tube Station, c.1932, Photo Osborne Samuel Gallery, London/ © The Estate
of Cyril Power. All Rights Reserved, [2019] / Bridgeman Images


Dorrit Black, Music, 1927-28, Elder Bequest Fund 1976, Art Gallery of South Australia,

Ethel Spowers, Wet Afternoon, 1929-30, Photo Osborne Samuel, London/ ©The Estate of
Ethel Spowers

Leonard Beaumont, In Flight, 1933, Photo Museums Sheffield/ ©The Estate of Leonard

Leonard Beaumont, Nymphs, Errant, 1934, Photo Museums Sheffield/ ©The Estate of
Leonard Beaumont

Lill Tschudi, Gymnastic Exercises, 1931, Photo Bonhams/ © The Estate of Lill Tschudi, courtesy
of Mary Ryan Gallery New York.

Sybil Andrews, Concert Hall, 1929, © The Estate of Sybil Andrews/ photo Osborne Samuel
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