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!