Edward Bawden's Brighton Pier Linocut

It seems fitting that the first post of The Linocut is about Edward Bawden (1903-1989), who is one of my favorite printmakers of all time. His large, two-block lino print, Brighton Pier, is magnificent. In 2017, Art UK did a nice little write-up about the piece and I was able to glean some interesting new details about Bawden’s linocut process. It’s worth a quick read. One favorite tidbit was how Bawden’s linocut design evolved during the planning stages.

You can see the framed print up on a gallery wall at the six second mark in this video - I would have loved to have gone to this recent exhibition! I might note that The Higgins Bedford in the UK has an Edward Bawden exhibition up until January 26th, 2020.