Julian Trevelyan - Artist and Printmaker
I have long been a fan of the wonderful Artist and Printmaker Julian Trevelyan. When I first discovered his work, I was amazed to find out that he was married to another of my favourite British Artists Mary Fedden.
Julian Trevelyan was born in 1910. He read English Literature at Trinity College Cambridge but went to Paris to become an Artist. He enrolled at Stanley William Hayter's engraving school, Atelier Dix-Sept and learned to etch alongside some illustrious company in the art world including Max Ernst, Joan Miro, and Pablo Picasso. His early work was experimental and largely surrealist, whereas later he was clearly inspired by his surroundings at Durham Wharf and his travels with his wife, Mary.
I love his use of colour and the way he introduces a flash of brilliance amid more muddy tones. This print below is called Chiswick Eyot and I'm lucky enough to own one (good old Ebay!) I typed in Julian Trevelyan and there it was, with my name on it (so to speak) and I love it.