Bohun Gallery handles the estate of Julian Trevelyan.
Julian Trevelyan: Picture Language, 23rd April - 1st June 2013
SPECIAL PRE-PUBLICATION PRICE £35 (RRP£40)
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Bohun Gallery is delighted to annouce the dates for 'Julian Trevelyan: Picture Language', an exhibition of paintings and prints to celebrate the launch of the first monograph exploring the artist's acclaimed work and written by his son, Philip Trevelyan. 'Julian Trevelyan: Picture Language' is available to pre-order at the special price of £35 (normal RRP £40) through Bohun Gallery. For the duration of the show Sylive Turner's Catalogue Raisonne of Julian Trevelyan's prints wil be on special offer at £45.
Julian Trevelyan was a distinguished artist and printmaker known for his Surrealist prints of the 1930s. Despite this acclaim, it was in fact in rural and industrial landscapes that he truly found excitement and pleasure as an artist. Trevelyan had no formal art training but joined Hayter's atelier in Paris in 1931 where he worked alongside artists such as Ernst, Kokoschka, Masson, Miro and Picasso. The etching processes learnt in Hayter's atelier were radically different from anything that had been achieved in the medium previously, and in this atmosphere he became a Surrealist overnight.
In 1937, Julian Trevelyan became involved in Tom Harrisson's Mass Observation social anthropology surveys, recording in detail the daily lives of ordinary people. This experience had a profound effect on his work.
In 1951, he married Mary Fedden, a fellow painter, from whom he became inseparable. Both artists painted a series of murals for the Festival of Britian (1950 - 51) and also travelled widely in Europe, Africa and the USA.
Between 1955 and 1963, Julian Trevelyan worked at the Royal College of Art where he became Head of the Etching Department. Not only was he a highly influential teacher (his students included David Hockney, Ron Kitaj and Norman Ackroyd), but he was an important innovator of modern print techniques and today is increasingly regarded as the quiet driving force behind the etching revolution of the 1960s.
Julian Trevelyan was brilliantly inventive and possessed a wit and innocence of eye that could discover enchantment in the most mundane scenes.
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