Julian Trevelyan British, 1910-1988

Born near Dorking, Trevelyan belonged to a modernist group which published the student magazine Experiment in Cambridge in 1928. In Paris in 1930 he studied under Léger and Ozenfant, and enrolled at S.W. Hayter's print workshop, Atelier 17, working with Miró, Ernst and Picasso. He settled in Hammersmith in 1935, and his work was included in the International Surrealist Exhibition held in London in 1936. Trevelyan participated in Tom Harrison's Mass Observation in Bolton and Blackpool in 1937-8. Trevelyan, a camouflage officer with the Royal Engineers, was invalided out on psychiatric grounds in 1943. An influential teacher, he taught printmaking at Chelsea (1950-60) and the Royal College of Art (1955-63).