Sybil Andrews

Sybil Andrews was an English printmaker and painter best known for her modernist lionocuts.  Born in 1898 in Bury St-Edmunds, she was unable to attend art school after finishing secondary school as her family lacked the funds to pay for tuition. Andrews first apprenticed as a welder and worked at an aeroplane factory during World War I and eventually met Cyril Power who became a mentor figure, and then her partner until 1938. Between 1922-24 Andrews attended Heatherley's School of Fine Art in London. In 1925 she was employed as the first secretary of the Grosvenor School of Modern Art where she also attended Claude Flight's linocutting classesShe began producing linocuts c. 1926 and between 1928 and 1938 she exhibited linocuts extensively through shows organised by Flight.  Andrews resumed work as a welder for the British Power Company, constructing warships where she met Walter Morgan, whom she married in 1943.  In 1947 she and Morgan moved to Canada and settled in Campbell River, B.C.  In recent years her works have sold extremely well at auction with record prices being achieved.

Forest Interior
Watercolor on paper
23" X 16"
circa 1930's

Mother and Son
linocut 58/60
10" X 6"

Rue du Petit Mouton, Rouen
12" X 8"
circa 1930's