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Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Man gardening, circa 1935

SKU: 3114

Pen and ink on paper,  7 3/8 x 7 1/2 in. (18.7 x 19cm.)

(10 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (26 x 26cm.) framed)

Presentation:
passe-partout

Size:
Height – 18.7cm x Width – 19cm

DESCRIPTION

This is likely to be a rough sketch for one of the illustrations to Gardeners’s Choice.
Painter,
mural artist, illustrator and teacher, born in Reading, Berkshire. She
studied at Rochester and Chelsea Schools of Art and Royal College of
Art, 1929-33. A member of the Society of Mural Painters, she painted
murals at Brockley County School, Kent, 1933-36, and at the Training
College, Bletchley, in Buckinghamshire, 1956-7. During Word War II she
was an Official War Artist, and is known especially for her paintings of
the Women’s Land Army. She was a visiting teacher at the Ruskin School
of Drawing, Oxford, from 1949. Latterly she concentrated on portraits.
There was a strong pastoral theme in Dunbar’s work, and she was an apt
choice, with Charles Mahoney, to illustrate Gardener’s Choice, in 1937.
In 1941 she illustrated A Book of Farmcraft by Michael Greenhill,
designed to help the novice farmhand and Land Girls tackle jobs on the
land with greater proficiency and safety. She showed with and was a
member of the NEAC and Goupil Gallery. The Imperial War Museum, Tate and
Manchester City Art Gallery hold her work. She died near her home,
Staple Farm, Hastingleigh, near Wye, Kent.

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THE ARTIST

Evelyn Dunbar
Evelyn
Dunbar
1906 - 1960

Evelyn Dunbar studied at Rochester School of Art, Chelsea School
of Art (1927) and the Royal College of Art (1929’33). She painted
murals from 1933 -36 at Brockley School, a collaboration with her
RCA tutor (and lover) Cyril Mahoney (1903’1968) and in 1937
they wrote and illustrated together Gardeners’ Choice. 

In 1938 she set up the Blue Gallery in Rochester, exhibiting her
own work alongside that of Edward Bawden (1903’1989) and
Barnett Freedman (1901’1958) and others. In 1940 she was
appointed an official war artist, becoming the only woman (amongst
36 men) to be given a full time salaried position by the WAAC. 

She held her only solo exhibition at Withersdane, Wye, Kent
in 1953, although the WAAC included numerous pieces in touring
exhibitions ranging from Aberdeen Art Gallery to MOMA, New York. 

A posthumous exhibition was held in 2006 at St Barbe
Museum and Art Gallery, and in 2015 Liss Llewellyn mounted a
major retrospective of her recently rediscovered studio at Pallant
House Gallery. 

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Service! c. 1924

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April Fool!

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Girl Playing the Banjo

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Potato Harvesting, 1954

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The garden of The Elms, 1956

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The Garden at the Elms, Winter, 1956

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Study for Gardener’s Choice: Himalayan Primrose with vignettes of a gardener to the margins

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Study of landworkers at Sparsholt

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Life Class with full-length female nude in profile

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December for the Country Life 1938 Gardener’s Diary

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