Julian Trevelyan

Julian TREVELYAN, RA (1910-1988)

was one of the most significant British painters and printmakers of the 20th century. Born in Dorking, Surrey. After studying at Trinity, Cambridge he moved to Paris to become an artist and enrolled at Atelier 17 under Stanley William Hayter, where he studied etching. Trevelyan had a strong interest in Surrealism and he became one of the English Surrealist Group in 1936, exhibiting at the International Surrealist Exhibition held at the New Burlington Galleries in London. He was married to the potter, Ursula Darwin (marriage dissolved 1950) and then to the painter Mary Fedden from 1951.

Julian Trevelyan was a tutor at the Chelsea School of Art 1950-55, and engraving tutor at the Royal College of Art 1955-63. His autobiography ‘Indigo Days’ was published 1957. He exhibited extensively, including at the Royal Academy from 1951 and he was elected an Hon. Senior RA 1986. Trevelyan’s work is represented in many public collections, including by 105 examples in The Tate Gallery. To celebrate the centenary of his birth an exhibition of his prints was held at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, West Sussex in May/June 2010.

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