High Tide (The Thames)

High Tide The Thames by Julian Trevelyan
High tide (The Thames) (1954)
oil on canvas, 63.5x76cm
Julian Trevelyan (1910–1988)


Julian Trevelyan painter, printmaker and teacher gained early recognition for his Surrealist prints during the 1930s. During this period he worked alongside Kokoschka, Miro and Picasso whilst his own students in later years included Hockney and Ackroyd. He was the nephew of the historian George Macaulay Trevelyan, who lectured at Morley in the early 1900s and his connection with the College included an exhibition of work in 1938. Trevelyan was a member of the London Group. He exhibited two works, Hippos and Baboons, in Morley Gallery’s inaugural exhibition in 1969. Today he is regarded as a silent driving force behind the etching revolution of the 1960s.

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