Jublilant Crowd

Bernard Cheese (1925 - 2013)

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Downing Street
    Like an abstract composition magically brought to life, this print by Bernard Cheese is dominated by a mass of colourful discs that ascend balloon-like into the sky. The ebullient colour filling the space animates the black clothed, grey haired figures lined up along the bottom of the composition. As the title of Cheese’s work suggests, it is the mass of colour bursting above that brings joy and a sense of freedom to the otherwise anonymous people below.
  • About the artist
    Bernard Cheese was born in Sydenham in 1925 and trained at the Beckenham School of Art. After four years in the army, he attended the Royal College of Art from 1947-50. Here he studied under Edward Bawden, John Nash and Edwin La Dell. La Dell in particular influenced Bernard Cheese and his use of lithography. From 1950-68, he taught printmaking at St Martin’s School of Art, was Senior Lecturer at Goldsmith’s College, London 1970-78 and taught part-time at Central School of Art and Crafts 1980-89. In 1998, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers.
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  • Details
    Title
    Jublilant Crowd
    Edition
    7/30
    Date
    Medium
    Screenprint
    Dimensions
    height: 59.40 cm, width: 78.40 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Editions Alecto, March 1971
    Inscription
    tl: Jubilant Crowd 7/30 tr: Bernard Cheese
    GAC number
    9233