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'Sybil Andrews at Heatherleys' - A Talk by Hana Leaper

15th February | 4.30pm
Free
Sybil Andrews was a printmaker, best known for her modernist linocuts, who studied at Heatherleys in the 1920's. Author of the complete catalogue of her works, Hana Leaper, will be lecturing here on the 15th of February.

Leaper says: 'As well as being one of the most talented artists of her generation, Sybil Andrews had a wry sense of humour and an extraordinary work ethic. This talk will chart the development of her career from self-taught wartime welder, through her time at Heatherley’s, to becoming one of the most collectible and best-selling British female print makers.'

About Sylbil Andrews
Born Sybal Andrews in Bury St Edmonds, Andrews was unable to attend art school after finishing secondary school as her family lacked the funds to pay for tuition. Andrews first apprenticed as a welder and worked at an airplane factory during World War I, where she helped in the development of the first all-metal aeroplane for the Bristol Welding Company. During this period she took an art correspondence course and after the war returned to Bury St Edmunds where she was employed as an art teacher at Portland House School. In 1922 Andrews attended Heatherley's School of Fine Art in London. She began producing and exhibiting linocuts from 1921 until 1939, working frequently with her informal partner Cyril Power. She also helped in the establishment and became the first secretary of The Grosvenor School of Modern Art. With the beginning of World War II, Andrews resumed work as a welder for the British Power Company, constructing warships.

About Hana Leaper
Hana Leaper was formerly a lecturer in English literature and art history for the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Liverpool and on the art and design programme at the University of Wolverhampton. After a six-month period cataloguing and curating the Angelica Garnett Gift at Charleston, she currently works at the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art on the British Art Studies journal.

This event is free and open to the public but seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
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