Edith Mary Lawrence

British, b.1890, d.1973

France

  • Presented by Mr Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
  • Linocut
  • 270 x 350mm
  • 94/217
  • 1931

This outdoor street scene, with table, chairs and umbrellas, has been done in bold, hard-edged blocks of colour, showing the influence of Cubism. Edith Lawrence was a prominent figure in the British linocut movement. Lawrence studied at the Slade School of Art before attending the Grosvenor School of Modern Art. She worked in a variety of media, including designing textiles and interiors, which she did in partnership with Claude Flight. She also regularly contributed to the linocut exhibitions organised by Flight, and the two of them regularly travelled to Europe during the 1930s.