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Edward Burra





 


 

Edward Burra

 

(b London, 29 March 1905; d Hastings, 22 Oct 1976).

English painter, illustrator and stage designer. As a student at the Chelsea Polytechnic (1921–3) and the Royal College of Art (1923–5) he became a talented figure draughtsman. In the second half of the decade he spent much time in France painting intricately detailed urban scenes, which depicted the low life of Toulon and Marseille. Works such as the watercolour Toulon (1927; priv. col.) were executed in a meticulously finished and vividly coloured decorative style. Burra usually used watercolour and tempera and occasionally collage oil paints.

 

 


Collage

1930


 

Ropes and lorries


 

The two sisters
1929


 

Harlem


 

Inapoi


 

Izzy Orts

1955


 

The Agony in the Garden


 

Birdman & Pots in a Landscape
1947


 

Fortune Tellers


 

Blue Baby: Blitz over Britain


 

Medusa


 

Untitled


 

Bird Woman, Duennas


 

Bird Men and Pots


 

Flowering Vegetables


 

John Deth (Hommage to Conrad Aiken)


 

Untitled


 

Silver Dollar Bar


 

Cuban Band
1934


 

The white peacock 


 

Holy Week: Seville 
1937


 

Christ Mocked
1950


 


The Green Fig


 


Storm in the Jungle
1931


 

Surrealist Figure


 

Home Again


 

The Cabbage Harvest


 

The Washerwomen


 

The Snack Bar
1930


 

The Bull Fight


 

Jazz Fans


 

The Singer


 

Cabaret


 

The Statue


 

Figure Composition
1933


 

Nymphs


 

Early Night
1930


 

Stage and Cabaret
 

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