WYN GEORGE, TRAVELLER & ARTIST by Jessica Christian
Wyn George attended the Slade School of Fine Art in the 1890s, keeping a diary which is unique in being the only known journal kept by a student during the period described by her friend Augustus John as the school’s ‘Grand Epoch’.
After serving as a driver on the Western Front in the First World War, Wyn set out by herself on travels that encompassed North Africa, India, Burma, China, and North America. She based her career upon making rapid studies of those she encountered, especially women and children, supplementing her income with portrait commissions and landscapes. In an era when it was difficult for a woman to succeed as a professional artist, she managed to achieve this ambition.
Constructing her narrative around Wyn’s diaries, other family documents and first-hand recollections, the author paints a vivid picture of an intrepid traveller and talented artist.
Large format sewn paperback
248 pages text + 75 photographs, 72 pages plates incorporating 105 colour and 55 black and white illustrations of Wyn’s work.
Edition of 500 copies