Folk Dance by Cyril Powers greeting card

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16.5 x 14 cm

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Single greeting card featuring Folk Dance by Cyril Powers from the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland.

Produced by Portfolio, the card comes with envelope, and it is blank inside so you can add your own message. Printed in the United Kingdom on chlorine free, FSC accredited environmentally friendly board.

Folk Dance is a linocut made in 1932 printed with 3 block colours. The juxtaposition between the cool toned blues and the richly coloured reds creates a striking and dynamic image that echoes the movement of the dancers.

Cyril Edward Powers (1872 - 1951) was born in Chelsea, England in 1872. He studied architecture and was awarded the Sloane Medallion from the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1900. Power worked as an architect at the Ministry of Works and in 1908 he became a lecturer of architectural design and history at the School of Architecture, University College and at Goldsmiths College in London. While he was teaching, Powers published a series of books called A History of English Mediaeval Architecture, in 1912 which featured 424 of his own ink drawings. In 1922 he started to experiment with watercolour paintings, creating a series on Town and landscapes and subsequently enrolled in the Heatherley's School of Fine Art where he was also elected a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Powers’ incredible career continues as he helped to establish the Grosvenor School of Modern Art and became principal lecturer there. In 1930, Power was then elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and started to exhibit his own artwork on linocuts and monotypes. Powers continued to experiment with different mediums well into his later years and in 1951, before his death, he made around 90 oil paintings portraying various British landscapes.