Lionel Edwards 1878-1966
Seen From the Saddle
13th April -1st May
Osborne Studio Gallery
2 Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8JU
Pre booking essential
Highlights will travel to the Glebe Gallery, Glebe Farm House Charlton SP7 0EL
7Th May - 16th May
The BSAT are delighted to present the first major exhibition of Lionel Edwards' work since 1986. It opens on the 55th anniversary of his death. The pictures are loaned from private collections and include many works not previously exhibited or published.
The exhibited pictures span his entire career and show the full breadth of his expertise in subjects related to the horse, the countryside and historical subjects. Early illustrations for periodicals like Country Life, The Sphere and The Graphic were the foundations on which he built his reputation and ensured his livelihood when commissions were scarce in the First and Second World Wars. His vivid imagination furnished work for dozens of books and his illustrations for children’s books such as Black Beauty, the Maltese Cat and Moorland Mousie were hugely popular.