Artist biography

Julian TREVELYAN b. 1910

Painter and engraver of Surrealist and Expressionist tendencies. Born 20 February 1910 in Dorking, son of R.C. Trevelyan, poet and scholar, and nephew of Sir George Trevelyan the historian. Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. Studied art under S. W. Hayter in Paris 1930–4. Travelled widely in Europe, including the Balkans and Mount Athos. Settled at Hammersmith overlooking the Thames in 1935. Member of the English Surrealist Group 1936. First one-man exhibition at the Lefevre Gallery 1937. Served as Camouflage Officer in the R.E. 1940–3 and visited Africa and Palestine. Member of the London Group 1948; Vice-President 1956. Taught at the Chelsea School of Art from 1949 and at the R.C.A. from 1955. Author of Indigo Days (an autobiography) 1957. Married first Ursula Darwin, potter, 1934, and second Mary Feddon, painter, 1951.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II