Julian Trevelyan Picture Language
Julian Trevelyan: Picture Language follows the trail of a painter’s visual language and motivation. The working life of Julian Trevelyan (1910-88) spanned more than 65 years. In that time he exhibited alongside Picasso, Miró and Dali, was a member of the British Surrealist group, an active participant in the Mass Observation Movement, taught both at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, and wrote a number of books. After the Second World War his work was mainly concerned with depicting scenes around his Hammersmith home and the River Thames, where he lived with his wife Mary Fedden, as well as his travels around the world. Philip Trevelyan, Julian’s son, takes us on a pictorial journey through Julian’s life and presents here his personal view, offering insights from his researches and first-hand knowledge of life in Trevelyan’s studio at Durham Wharf in London.