British, b.1898, d.1992
The Giant Cable 1931
Sybil Andrews often chose manual labourers as subjects in her linocuts. In The Giant Cable she creates a strong sense of rhythm and physical exertion with the curved figures of the men as they wrestle with a large cable and winch.
Andrews studied linocuts under Claude Flight at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art. Her technical ability in the medium was even better than that of Flight and she became one of the most important figures in the British linocut movement.
Presented by Mr Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
© Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2012. Reproduced with permission
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