Austerity and Invention: Illustration between the Wars

Art and book lovers are welcomed to the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery to observe a magical mixture of styles and imagery from the 1920s and 30s.


This long-awaited sequel to 2010’s critically acclaimed ‘Fancy and Imagination: Aubrey Beardsley and the Book Illustrators’ will feature original drawings, watercolours, prints and book illustrations from the Leeds University Library Special Collections and other Yorkshire collections.

There will also be a special display of original sketches and artwork for the classic, ‘Swallows and Amazons’ by Arthur Ransome, which will be exhibited alongside other popular children’s books of the period.

The exhibition will take place:

On: Wednesday 19 September – Saturday 1 December

At: 10am-5pm

In: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

All are welcome and admission is free.

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