original drawings and watercolours by a master illustrator
5 – 7 October 2018, Lewes House, 32 High St, Lewes BN7 2LX
6 – 8pm Friday, 10am – 6pm Saturday and Sunday
Edward Ardizzone (1900–1979) was an artist, author and one of the leading illustrators of the last century. Edward Ardizzone: Line, Light and Life was drawn from the collection of Simon Blaxland, a Lewes resident who first discovered Ardizzone in the late 1980s and has been collecting his art ever since.
The exhibition focusses on the post-war period when Ardizzone fully developed his style and creativity. Evocative London public house and street scenes, illustrations for books including Stig of the Dump and The Pilgrim’s Progress, as well as for publications such as Radio Times and the original artwork for one of the Lyons Corner House lithographs are included.