Julian Trevelyan (1910-1988)
Lithograph - Edition 116/350
Signed 'Julian Trevelyan'
19 x 14 ins / 48 x 36 cms
Julian Trevelyan was born in Dorking, Surrey on 29th February 1910. He was a British painter and engraver.
Trevelyan was educated at Bedales School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read English Literature. He moved to Paris to become an artist and enrolled at Atelier Dix-Sept, Stanley William Hayter's engraving school, where he learned about etching. He worked alongside famous artists including Max Ernst, Oskar Kokoschka, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso.
In 1935, Trevelyan bought Durham Wharf, beside the River Thames in Hammersmith, London. This became his home and studio for the rest of his life and was a source of artistic inspiration to him. He became a confirmed Surrealist and exhibited at the International Surrealist Exhibition, held at the New Burlington Galleries in London.
In 1951, Trevelyan married the painter Mary Fedden (1915-2012)
Trevelyan taught history of art and etching at the Chelsea School of Art (1950-1955). Between 1955-63, he was Tutor of Engraving at the Royal College of Art, rising to Head of the Etching Department where he was influential to many younger printmakers, including David Hockney and Norman Ackroyd.
In July 1986, Trevelyan was awarded a senior fellowship at the Royal College of Art and in September 1987 he was appointed a Royal Academician.
He died on 12 July 1988 in Hammersmith, London, aged 78.