Words and Pictures Book Club, 9th December 2022: “Sybil and Cyril” by Jenny Uglow

Greetings! Please note the change of date.

Our next Words & Pictures book club meeting will be on

Friday 9th December, 2pm (for about an hour or so)

at “Pebbles” (the old Havens building, Hamlet Court Road)

when we’ll be discussing:

Published by Faber & Faber

In 1922, Cyril Power, a fifty-year-old architect, left his family to work with the twenty-four-year-old Sybil Andrews. They would be together for twenty years. Both became famous for their dynamic, modernist linocuts – streamlined, full of movement and brilliant colour, summing up the hectic interwar years. Theirs was a scintillating world of Futurists, Surrealists and pioneering abstraction, but alongside the buzz of the new, of machines and speed, shops and sport and dance, they also looked back, to medieval myths and early music, to country ways disappearing from sight.

It looks absolutely fantastic and, as ever, we’ll have lots to discuss over our coffee and cake!


About TheCommonViewer

Independent Researcher: gently exploring the art and artists of early 20th century Britain (with forays elsewhere, in particular Russian Art History); the Art, Books & History Group meets monthly in Southend-on-Sea Twitter: @TheCommonViewer

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