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Edward Burra

 (1905 - 1976)
Edward Burra was active/lived in England.  Edward Burra is known for surrealist underworld figure and genre painting, theatre design.

Biography   Edward Burra


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Following is a book review by Alistair Sooke published in The Telegraph, London, September 11, 2011.  The book titled Edward Burra: 20th Century Eye is written by Jane Stevenson:  


Edward Burra could be a difficult man. In 1961, when the Royal Academy rang to ask if he would consider becoming an associate, he shouted downstairs to his manservant, who had picked up the telephone: "Tell them to f*** off, I'm busy."

He painted compulsively but seldom attended his private views. When the Tate mounted a retrospective of more than 140 of his paintings in 1973, he visited the exhibition once.
In the run-up to the show, he complained that he felt badgered: "its like a night mare to me - very wrong I'm su   ...  Displaying 750 of 8214 characters.

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