Bawden, Edward

Date: 1903-1989

Edward Bawden was a prominent British printmaker, graphic designer, illustrator, and painter. Studying at both Cambridge School of Art and the Royal College of Art, Bawden became best known for his posters, prints, and book covers; going on to work as an official war artist during the Second World War.

Bawden worked for a variety of organisations, including Curwen Press, London Transport, and Fortnum & Mason, during which time he produced illustrations, wallpapers, advertisements, posters, and tableware. Bawden’s later work would focus on large mural-based paintings, and printing, usually linocuts, several of which appear in the Collection.

The University Art Collection holds four linocuts by Edward Bawden, on a variety of subjects.