Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye

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Edward Burra never followed the fashion: in the thirties, when modern art was dominated by abstraction and landscape, he painted people; in the sixties, when landscape was completely out of fashion, he started to find it interesting. His life was an unusual one: profoundly disabled, he lived with his parents, and was in constant pain. Only when he was painting could he forget his body.

Yet he was also a letter-writer of genius, penning camp, witty letters that were full of energy to a wide circle of friends. Inventive, entertaining and unique, his writing expresses a man who combined profound personal loyalty with distaste for any kind of emotional grandstanding. Jane Stevenson's biography is the perfect tribute to this most original of men.

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Edward Burra's life was an unusual one: profoundly disabled, he lived with his parents, and was in constant pain. Only when he was painting could he forget his body. He was a letter-writer of genius, writing every afternoon to a wide circle of friends. This is his biography.

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"Stevenson has written a wonderfully vivid and intelligent book and one long overdue, to boot...This is her first biography and it is a gentle triumph of research and wit...is there nothing Jane Stevenson cannot do?" ( Observer)

"Superlative... impressively researched and unerringly well-informed... one can think of half a dozen other British artists whose milieux are in some sense approximate to Edward Burra's and who would benefit from her engrossed and intensely sympathetic treatment" (D.J. Taylor TLS)

"Stevenson's triumphant debut as a biographer. She brings a novelist's sensibility to bear on her subject.... Her treatment of this brave, funny and inspiring artist is touching, totally unsentimental and supremely intelligent" ( Sunday Times)

"Jane Stevenson makes a strong case for Burra's originality and integrity as an artist; his relentless creativity, always moving on" ( Scotsman)

"Edward Burra painted unusual, vivid, insightful pictures. Privately he exhibited loyalty, wit and a great gluttonous appetite for gossip. Jane Stevenson soaks up every quality... A fascinating, eccentric look at a fascinating eccentric" (Heather Thompson Observer)

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