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Biography – Julian Trevelyan RA

Julian Trevelyan was born in Dorking in 1910. He was educated at Trinity College Cambridge, reading English Literature and then at Bedales School and is known as an artist and poet.


Trevelyan furthered his education, moving to Paris to become an artist, studying at Ateller Dix-Sept private art school and the Stanley William Hayter’s engraving school. Here he learned etching working with Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro.

Julian Trevelyan London:

From Paris he moved to Durham Wharf in 19354 by the Thames in Hammersmith  where he later became a Surrealist and exhibited at the International Surrealist Exhibition.


In 1950 he started teaching history of art and etching at the Chelsea School  of Art until 1955. During this time he married Mary Fedden in 1951

During the late 1950’s to early 1960’s he went on to work as Head of the Etching Department at the Royal College of Art. His students included Norman Ackroys and David Hockney.

He promoted etching and in the 1960’s produced the Thames Suit comprising 12 views of the River Thames.

War Years:

During WWII he served as a camouflage officer and served with the Royal Engineers during the years 1940-1943.

Julian Trevelyan Awards:

Fellowship of the Royal College of Art 1986

Royal Academician in 1987


Royal Academy

Royal College in Art

Lefevre Gallery

Waddington Gallery

New Grafton Gallery

Royal West of England Academy

Bohun Gallery

Tate Gallery

Bloomsbury Gallery


New Burlington Galleries

Pallant House Gallery in Chichester

Related Artists : Norman Wilkinson, Keith Shackleton & Pierre de Clausade.


Julian Trevelyan Oil, Watercolours Paintings and Prints Wanted.

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Julian Trevelyan Adultery with Secretaries Limited edition etching printed monogram











Title: Adultery with Secretaries
Medium: Original etching

Julian Trevelyan RA Wings of a Dove limited edition etching printed signature

Title: Wings of a Dove
Medium: Original signed etching