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Bawden By The Sea

Bawden By The Sea

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Bawden By The Sea

13th February 2016 - 29th January 2017

 

Edward Bawden’s nostalgic and whimsical depictions of Britain’s seaside towns are the subject of the latest exhibition in the Edward Bawden gallery. From bathing beauties in Bexhill-on-Sea to children’s sand castles on Clacton Beach, Bawden’s love of the seaside is demonstrated in his prints and advertising material. He treats the sea’s inhabitants with equal glee, scattering murderous mermaids, man-sized lobsters and parcel-delivering fish in his commissions for Fortnum & Mason and Shell. Probably the

most famous and much loved work inspired by the seaside is Bawden’s large linocut

Brighton Pier from 1958. Nearly a metre and half in width, it is undoubtedly one of Bawden’s most impressive works. The exhibition will feature the preparatory designs for Brighton Pier, the finished print as well as the rarely seen original blocks, allowing a unique look at Bawden’s working methods.