Edward Bawden - chronology
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|1903||Born at Braintree, Essex on 10th March.|
|1919-1921||Cambridge School of Art.|
|1922||Won scholarship to the Royal College of Art.|
Royal College of Art: School of Design. Took
diploma in book illustration.
Tutors included Paul Nash, Edward Johnston, Harold Stabler and Professor E.W. Tristram.
Met Eric Ravilious.
Employed at the Curwen Press by Harold Curwen.
|1924-1925||Designed posters for London Transport.|
|1925||Awarded travelling scholarship and visited Italy.|
Commissions from the Curwen Press.
Began freelance work as a commercial artist for Twining's Teas, Fortnum & Mason, Poole Potteries, Westminster Bank and Shell-Mex.
Rented Brick House, Great Bardfield, Essex with Eric Ravilious for holidays and weekends.
|1926-1929||Wallpapers for the Curwen Press.|
|1927-1929||Series of copper line engravings.|
|1927||Exhibition of six copper line engravings at St George's Gallery, London. Work by Eric Ravilious and Douglas Percy Bliss also exhibited.|
|1928||Given first major commission by Sir Joseph Duveen to create a mural for the Refectory at Morley College, London with Eric Ravilious and Charles Mahoney, at the rate of £1 per day. Official opening by Stanley Baldwin in 1930.|
Taught design and book illustration at Goldsmith's College.
Worked on Shell-Mex advertisements.
Book jackets for the Curwen Press.
Advertising designs for London Transport Underground.
|1930||Illustrated Adam and Eve at Kew or the Revolt in the Garden by Robert Herring.|
|1930-1963||Taught at the Royal College of Art during this period (apart from the Second World War years).|
Married Charlotte Epton, a potter.
Brick House bought for Edward Bawden as a wedding present by his father. Eric and Tirzah Ravilious shared the house with the Bawdens.
Illustrations for Ambrose Heath's Good Food.
Worked on the You can be sure of Shell campaign for Shell-Mex: a series of advertisements with a play on English place-names.
|1932-1938||Advertising work for Fortnum & Mason.|
Eric Ravilious and his wife Tirzah moved from
Brick House to Castle Headingham.
First major exhibition, of watercolours of Essex landscapes, at the Zwemmer Gallery, London.
|1934||Designs for the Pavilion Hotel in Scarborough.|
|1936||London Transport Underground posters of Kew Gardens and Hyde Park.|
|1938||Exhibition at the Leicester Galleries, London.|
|1938-1939||Bardfield wallpapers designed and sold by Edward Bawden and John Aldridge.|
|1940-1944||Appointed official war artist with the British Expeditionary Force in France (Dunkirk). Later posted to the Middle East (Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria) and North Africa (Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya and Sudan).|
|1946||Awarded CBE (Commander of the British Empire).|
Associate of the Royal Academy.
Commissioned by Puffin to illustrate The Arabs by R.B. Serjeant.
Experimental ceramic designs for Wedgwood.
Hue and Cry poster for Ealing Studios commissioned by Michael Balcon.
Designs for the Orient Line.
Exhibition at Leicester Galleries, London.
Appointed Royal Designer for Industry (RSA).
Line-drawn illustrations and lithographs for Life in an English Village with introduction by Noel Carrington.
|1949 and 1950||Appointed guest instructor for the Summers of 1949 and 1950 at the Banff School of Fine Art, Banff, Alberta, Canada.|
|1950-1951||Commissioned to design a mural for the Lion and Unicorn Pavilion, South Bank, London for the Festival of Britain celebration.|
Exhibition of watercolours of the Canadian
Rockies at the Leicester Galleries, London.
Appointed Trustee of the Tate Gallery (1951-1958).
Transfer print designs on white bone-china for the
Poster and advertising material for the film The Titfield Thunderbolt for Ealing Studios.
Murals for the Orient Line ships Orcades and Oronsay.
Designed beer bottle labels for Peter Walker.
Illustrations for The Queen's Beasts by Sir George
Bellew (The Garter Principal King
Designs for the Royal Hotel in Scarborough.
|1953-1959||Series of linocuts of Brighton.|
Designed garden seat for the Bilston Iron
Elected Royal Academician.
Designed Fortnum & Mason catalogue.
|1957-1958||Mural for the entrance hall to the Morgan Crucible Co., Battersea Works.|
Mural for Brussels Exhibition.
Second mural for Morley College, depicting scenes from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales to replace the original (see above 1928) destroyed in 1941 during the Second World War.
Fortnum & Mason catalogue.
|1962||Appointed Honorary Associate of Manchester College of Art.|
Appointed Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art.
Mural for Physics Building University of Hull.
Exhibition at the Zwemmer Gallery, London -watercolours and drawings.
Illustrations and text for a children's book Hold Fast by Your Teeth.
|1964||Awarded Silver Medal by the Society of Industrial Artists.|
Mural for Pilkington Brothers' boardroom.
Mural for the Microbiology Block at Queen's University Belfast.
|1965-1966||London Monuments prints. Nine prints published by Editions Alecto.||
Commissioned to design mural for British Petroleum at Britannic House.
Mural for the British Pavilion, Expo '66 in Montreal.
|1967||Six London Markets prints for Curwen Press.|
Tile Designs for London Transport's Victoria Line.
Exhibition at the Fine Art Society, London.
Tutor at the Royal Academy Schools and Senior Lecturer at Leicester College of Art and Design.
Received Honorary Doctorate from the Royal College of Art.
Charlotte Bawden Died.
Moved from Great Bardfield to Saffron Walden.
|1971||Mural for Carr's Lane Congregational Chapel, Birmingham.|
Mural for Blackwell's Bookshop, Oxford.
Exhibition at The Minories, Colchester.
|1974||Received Honorary Doctorate from Essex University.|
Designed Bunyan's Dream tapestry. Created
in Bedford by members of the Bedfordshire Music and Arts Club and on
permanent display at the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford.
Awarded the Leipzig International Book Exhibition Gold Medal for Utopia published by the Folio Society.
|1978||75th Birthday exhibition at the Fine Art Society, London.|
Made Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers
Published Lady Filmy Fern ( begun in 1935).
|1986||Leaves contents of his studio to the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford.|
|1987||Illustrations for The Hound of the Baskervilles published by the Folio Society.|
|1988||85th birthday exhibition at the V&A, London|
|1989||21st November 1989 death of Edward Bawden in Saffron Walden.|
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