The standard work on Edward Bawden, written by Douglas Percy Bliss, for many years the Director of the Glasgow School of Art. Bliss and Bawden had been close friends since they were both fellow students at the Royal College of Art in the early 1920's. Over 100 illustrations including 11 in color. Bibliography. Book designed by John and Griselda Lewis.
Edward Bawden, CBE RA (10 March 1903 – 21 November 1989) was an English painter, illustrator and graphic artist, known for his prints, book covers, posters, and garden metalwork furniture. Bawden taught at the Royal College of Art, where he had been a student, worked as a commercial artist and served as a war artist in World War II. He was a fine watercolour painter but worked in many different media. He illustrated several books and painted murals in both the 1930s and 1960s. He was admired by Edward Gorey, David Gentleman and other graphic artists, and his work and career is often associated with that of his contemporary Eric Ravilious.