Documentary on the life and works of Edward Burra, on Wednesday 20.3.24 at  7.30pm.

Dear Friend,

You are invited to watch with us over a drink and discuss,
a documentary on the life and works of the enigmatic English artist Edward Burra,
on Wednesday 20.3.24 at  7.30pm.

During the event you will see the latest works by our artists.

You may bring a friend.

Please let us know if you are coming to reserve a place for you.


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Edward Burra (1905 – 1976)

Edward Burra was Born in London on March 29, 1905. from an early age he showed talent in art and attended the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art. He is associated with the British Modernist movement and his works often depicted scenes of city life such as jazz clubs, bars and themes associated with the seedy underworld.

His visit to Harlem, New York in the 1930s yielded compositions depicting the African American community in their vibrant entertainment places, and their zest and struggle for a better life.

His visits to Spain during the 1930s yielded paintings of city Spanish life, and the sinister and disturbing aspects of conflict and war.

In addition to his urban scenes, Burra also produced landscapes, portraits, and still life paintings characterized by a bold use of colour, a sense of surrealism and distortion, along with elements of fantasy and the grotesque.

Despite his unique talent and high critical acclaim he maintained a private and reclusive attitude giving only one recorded interview with BBC. He rarely exhibited his works and refused to sell them, and this reduced his recognition during his lifetime.

Edward Burra died on October 22, 1976, in Hastings, England. Today, his paintings and drawings are in major art collections, including the Tate in London, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.