The Cutting Edge of Modernity; An Exhibition of Grosvenor School Linocuts

Our current exhibition of colour linocuts titled The Cutting Edge of Modernity; An Exhibition of Grosvenor School Linocuts opened with a busy private view on April 10th.  These colourful vintage linocuts made during the 1930s, inspired by a Cubist/Futurist fusion of imagery were exhibited in London during the 1930s and sold back then for just a few pounds!  Today, there is an international market that stretches from the UK, the US, Canada to Australia and New Zealand and they are collected avidly by a broad range of collectors across the world.  There have been major museums exhibitions internationally too at the British Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Wolfsonian Foundation at FIU in Miami, The Australian National Gallery, the National Gallery of Victoria and many others.

Do come and see the show and if you are not familiar with these extraordinary linocut prints then you’ll be missing out!  It is a museum quality show, free entry and all for sale!  The exhibition includes the work of the four main European members of the group – Claude Flight who taught the art of linocutting at the Grosvenor School and promoted these prints in the 1930s, Cyril Power, a practicing architect who lectured there, Sybil Andrews who was the school secretary and the Swiss artist Lill Tschudi who became a life-long friend of Flight.

In the front gallery are a group of sporting subjects – skaters, footballers, runners, horse riders, gymnasts, a rowing eight and the seminal work of the whole Grosvenor School group, Claude’s Flight’s Brooklands of a racing car roaring around the banked bend on the famous Surrey racetrack. Equally wonderful subjects are hung in the four main spaces in our Bruton Street gallery including Cyril Power’s The Tube Station with the curve of the iconic red London tube train.  Do click on the following link to have a look at the virtual catalogue: http://read.uberflip.com/i/117916

The exhibition runs until 11th May and we’re open weekdays from 10am-6pm and on Saturdays from 10am-2pm (except on Bank holiday weekends).  We’ll also be taking a selection of the exhibition to the London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy of Arts from 25-28 April and if you need a complimentary ticket do call or email us on info@osbornesamuel.com

We look forward to seeing you in the gallery or the Royal Academy – or both!15 ANDREWS - Skaters OSL 019OSB_0213c 001 SONY DSC

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