'attractively illustrated and engagingly written' - Cassone
Edward Burra (1905-76) was an English painter who is best known for his paintings of the seedy underworld of urban life. Yet, as this fascinating monograph on his work reveals, his interests were much broader, incorporating landscape and still-life paintings, stage designs, book illustration and watercolours.
This important book represents the first full-scale monograph on Edward Burra and reproduces 100 key paintings alongside drawings and a range of fascinating contextual material. It covers all areas of Burra's artistic production, from his early social paintings and Surrealist works to his lesser-known late landscapes and draws on fascinating archival material including letters and drawings, and includes previously unpublished works from private collections.
- Author: Simon Martin, Head of Curatorial Services at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
- Hardcover: 176 pages
- Date published: October 2011
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1848220904
- Product Dimensions: 27.0 x 22.8 cm
'So where to file Edward Burra? Try U for under-rated, alongside this show - Unmissable'
- Independent on Sunday
‘A gripping retrospective' - Sunday Times
‘A remarkable and deeply unsettling exhibition. Burra is not just a neglected artist but a major - and a profound one' - Independent
'The Pallant House Gallery in Chichester is staging the first major show of Burra's work for 25 years, and walking around it, it is clear that.. Burra was touched by genius' - The Guardian
‘A revelatory exhibition' - Telegraph on Sunday
‘A wonderful celebration of Burra' - The Spectator