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Julian Trevelyan (1910-1988), Painter and etcher

Sitter in 9 portraits
Artist of 3 portraits
Born near Dorking, Trevelyan belonged to a modernist group which published the student magazine Experiment in Cambridge in 1928. In Paris in 1930 he studied under Léger and Ozenfant, and enrolled at S.W. Hayter's print workshop, Atelier 17, working with Miró, Ernst and Picasso. He settled in Hammersmith in 1935, and his work was included in the International Surrealist Exhibition held in London in 1936. Trevelyan participated in Tom Harrison's Mass Observation in Bolton and Blackpool in 1937-8. Trevelyan, a camouflage officer with the Royal Engineers, was invalided out on psychiatric grounds in 1943. An influential teacher, he taught printmaking at Chelsea (1950-60) and the Royal College of Art (1955-63).

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Julian Trevelyan

by Julian Trevelyan
oil on canvas, 1940
NPG 5807


Julian Trevelyan

by Sandra Lousada
gelatin silver print, 1960
NPG x135465


Julian Trevelyan

by Jan Siegieda
bromide print, 1979
NPG x8515


Julian Trevelyan

by Alastair Thain
bromide print, mid 1980s
NPG x36073


Julian Trevelyan

by Alastair Thain
bromide print, mid 1980s
NPG x36074


Julian Trevelyan

by Jane Bown
resin print, 1986
NPG x25215


Julian Trevelyan

by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies
bromide print, 28 January 1988
NPG x31842


'West Wind' (Julian Trevelyan; Mary Fedden)

by Julian Trevelyan
coloured etching and aquatint, 1983
NPG D17841