Sybil Andrews

British, b.1898, d.1992

The Giant Cable

  • 1931
  • Linocut
  • Presented by Mr Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
  • © Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2012. Reproduced with permission
  • 380 x 465mm
  • 94/222

In an assertively modern, dynamic style, The Giant Cable portrays a team of workers hauling together to unwind a massive cable wire from the elevated winch. Sybil Andrews was born in the Suffolk town of Bury St Edmunds and took her first art studies by correspondence while working as a welder on aeroplane parts during World War I. After moving to London for further study in 1922, by 1925 she had become secretary at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art. There, the following year, she began learning, from Claude Flight, the colour linocut technique that would launch and establish her own impressive artistic career.

(Leaving for Work 2 October 2021 - 1 May 2022)

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