Edward Burra


Edward Burra, ‘The Snack Bar’ 1930
The Snack Bar 1930
© The estate of Edward Burra, courtesy Lefevre Fine Art, London
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In Tate Britain
In Tate Britain


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 ...


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Paul Nash, recipient: Edward Burra ‘Letter for Ed’ from Paul Nash, with attached images

[c.December 1943]

Unknown person(s), Paul Nash, recipient: Edward Burra Collage of newspaper cuttings showing two figures embracing

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