Saturday, February 23, 2013

Edward Bawden's "London Zoo Penguin Pool"

Edward Bawden (1903-1989) was a witty observer of contemporary life and his designs are a charming record of mid-twentieth century England. He was successful and arguably one of the greatest British graphic artists of the 20th century.  His monochrome drawing of the penguin pool at London Zoo done in the1930s (above) is treated sparely, with little black, and captures the brilliant white of Lubetkin's design. Bawden's work had a wide repertoire of styles and methods.

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