Edward Burra

Edward John Burra (1905–1976) was an English painter, draughtsman, and printmaker, but most of all a very mysterious man unwilling to reveal much about himself or his art.
Burra was plagued by deformed joints and pain. Fortunately,  he was the son of a rich lawyer as a result of which he could become a painter instead of a labourer.

Burra was best known for his depictions of the urban underworld, outcasts but also landscapes and still life, often with a macabre overtone.

Make sure to watch the documentary about Edward Burra!


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