Market Day 30/60

More Works By Sybil Andrews Linocut on Paper 1936
11 × 13.5 in 27.94 × 34.29 cm
19.5 × 21.75 in 49.53 × 55.25 cm

About Market Day 30/60

A bustling market scene—fresh fish and vegetable stalls covered with brightly coloured awnings is captured in this linocut by British artist Sybil Andrews.
A member of the famed Grosvenor School in London, England (a modern art school devoted to printmaking), Andrews became well known for her modernist linocuts (prints made from hand carved plastic lino) created over decades beginning in the 1920’s. The colour palette here is a dynamic mix of red, yellow, green and blue punctuated by black against a white backdrop.

“Her prints, influenced by Cubism, Futurism and Vorticism, captured the dynamism of the roaring 1920s and 1930s: images of race cars, motorcycles, machinery, sports, and daily life are all captured in bright, vivid colors exuding speed and movement.” Mary Ryan Gallery NYC

Born (1898-1992) in Bury St. Edmunds in the U.K., Andrews first took art courses by correspondence during WW1. Post war, she met an architect and artist, Cyril Power whom she moved to London with. She studied art at the Heatherly School of Art in London followed by independent studies with a Polish sculptor. It was there that she witnessed a lecture demonstration by William Kermode on black and white woodblock printing and attended many classes on linocutting.In 1947 she emigrated to Vancouver Island with her husband, Cyril Power where she continued to make linocuts in various subjects.

Her lino prints were published by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in collaboration with an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC. She exhibited at the Mary Ryan Gallery in NYC and her work is held both privately and in public museums.