- c. 1932
- Presented by Mr Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
- 268 x 335mm
Crammed with rows of housing and with a rail tunnel disappearing beneath it, Ursula Fookes’s Built-up Town displays the connection between the commuter zones and expanding railway networks of the early twentieth-century. It is a feature of modernity well suited to such expressive depiction in linocut. Although active at the heart of the linocut printmaking revival in early 1930s Britain, Ursula Fookes gave up her life as a painter and printmaker after entering the Women’s Voluntary Service in World War II, where she ran mobile canteens for troops in Belgium, Holland and Germany.
(Perilous: Unheard Stories from the Collection, 6 August 2022- )