GRAND DE­SIGNS

A ret­ro­spec­tive of the bril­liant 20th-cen­tury artist Ed­ward Baw­den

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From fan­ci­ful culi­nary-in­spired il­lus­tra­tions for Fort­num & Ma­son to eye-catch­ing Lon­don Un­der­ground posters cel­e­brat­ing the cap­i­tal’s parks and mon­u­ments, Ed­ward Baw­den’s legacy is im­printed on Bri­tish his­tory. Prin­ci­pally re­mem­bered for his com­mer­cial work, he was also a tal­ented fine artist who painted evoca­tive wa­ter­colour scenes of North Africa, the Mid­dle East and Europe dur­ing World War II. Many of these are in­cluded among the 170 works on dis­play at this wide-rang­ing ex­hi­bi­tion, which con­sol­i­dates Baw­den’s rep­u­ta­tion as a great vis­ual sto­ry­teller. frances hedges ‘Ed­ward Baw­den’ is at Dul­wich Pic­ture Gallery (www.dul­wich­pic­ture­gallery.org.uk) from 23 May to 9 Septem­ber.

near right: ed­ward baw­den’s hyde park (1925). far right: city (1952). be­low: a 1939 lon­don trans­port poster

left: bor­ough mar­ket (1967). right: st paul’s (1958). above right: al­bert bridge (1966)

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