Cyril Edward Power

England / 1872 - 1951 / wikipedia
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Also made prints with Sybil Andrews under the name Andrew Power.


British architect, painter, etcher, color linocut and monotype artist, born in 1872 in London, UK. Best known for his lively linocuts depicting the speed, movement and flow of modern urban London in the 1920s and 30s, his artistic partnership with Canadian artist Sybil Andrews, and co-founding The Grosvenor School of Modern Art in London in 1925. (http://www.widewalls.ch/artist/cyril-edward-power/)


Cyril Edward Power (17 Dec. 1872-25 May 1951); English artist best known for his linocut prints... also a successful architect and teacher.

....During the early 1920s Power was producing watercolour landscapes and townscapes as well as the first of some 40 drypoints. The birth of his youngest son Edmund in December, 1921 coincided with his first meeting with Sybil Andrews, with whom he maintained a close and somewhat informal working relationship which lasted some 20 years. Shortly after their first joint exhibition in Bury St Edmunds the family moved to St Albans, Hertfordshire.

....Around this time [1925] he and Sybil Andrews began co-authoring prints together under the name Andrew Power.

....In September 1939, at the outbreak of World War II, Power was attached to a Heavy Rescue Squad as a surveyor, based at Wandsworth Town Hall. He continued drawing and painting, tending to work principally in oils using a palette knife technique. He also spent time lecturing on painting and linocutting to the local art society at New Malden and at Kingston-Upon-Thames.

During the last year of his life Power completed some 89 oil paintings, a format he had grown increasingly fond of in the preceding years. These were mainly landscapes of the surrounding areas, often Helford River and the Falmouth area of Cornwall as well as some floral studies. He died in London in May 1951, aged 78. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyril_Power)
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