Ursula Fookes

England, b.1906, d.1991

Built-up Town

  • Presented by Mr Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
  • Linocut
  • 268 x 335mm
  • 94/138
  • c. 1932

In Built-up Town Ursula Fookes effectively shows the spread of the urban environment. Rows of housing, two tall chimney stacks and a railway leading into a tunnel are dramatic symbols of modern life encroaching upon the rural landscape and drastically altering it. It is likely that Fookes attended the Grosvenor School of Modern Art and studied linocuts under Claude Flight. She exhibited in the annual British Linocut exhibitions at the Redfern and Ward Galleries and also showed her work with the Society of Women Artists.