Edward Burra

1905–1976

Edward Burra, ‘Harlem’ 1934
Harlem 1934
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Edward John Burra (29 March 1905 – 22 October 1976) was an English painter, draughtsman, and printmaker, best known for his depictions of the urban underworld, black culture and the Harlem scene of the 1930s.

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  • The Life and Times of Edward Burra

    Edward Burra's paintings of Harlem in the 1930s captured a moment in history epitomised by Jazz and street life. Drawing ...

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