Julian Trevelyan RA (1910-1988)

Highly collected artist and printmaker recognised as an innovator of modern printing techniques, particularly in the field of etching. He had little formal training other than under Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 (1930-4). It was during this time that he became influenced by surrealism and was a founding member of the English surrealist group in 1936 – exhibiting work at the groundbreaking International Surrealism exhibition in London the same year. He had his first one man show at the Lefevre gallery in 1937, became a member of the London Group in 1948 and taught at Chelsea and the Royal College of Art. His students included David Hockney, R B Kitaj and Norman Ackroyd.  He travelled widely with his 2nd wife, Mary Fedden, and many of the locations he visited were captured in his works.

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