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