James Bolivar Manson Draft Tribute to Robert Bevan c.1925
The practice of French Impressionism had [?recently] introduced into England by Lucien Pissarro & Bevan was one of a select band which gathered round Pissarro for real study of its principles.
He worked with Lucien Pissarro, Walter Richard Sickert, Spencer F. Gore, Harold Gilman, Walter Bayes, Wyndham Lewis & others & for some time with Augustus John
They met regularly at first in a studio in Fitzroy Street. From this developed the Camden Town Group which was succeeded later by the London Group; Bevan was closely associated with both until the end of his life
Bevan was artistically both sceptical & inquisitive. He sought, all his life, for the perfect means of expressing his ideas & like Spencer Gore he had developed a technique which satisfied him when untimely death put an end to his career. Bevan’s art must be studied in close relationship with his environment & with the development of the various forms of advanced art. Such a study must be to some extent a compectus of modern British art
How to cite
James Bolivar Manson, Draft Tribute to Robert Bevan, c.1925, in Helena Bonett, Ysanne Holt, Jennifer Mundy (eds.), The Camden Town Group in Context, Tate Research Publication, May 2012, https://www