STAFF at Henley’s Bohun Gallery were praised for the part they played in the production of a new book on
STAFF at Henley’s Bohun Gallery were praised for the part they played in the production of a new book on the artist Julian Trevelyan during a launch event at London’s Royal Academy.
The author of Picture Language, Philip Trevelyan, was present at the prestigious event and congratulated Pat Jordan Evans, Bohun’s director, for being the catalyst behind the publication.
In autumn 2008, the gallery invited Philip Trevelyan to present a slideshow of his father’s work at Henley’s River and Rowing Museum. This was a celebration of the artist’s lifelong connection to the river and took place on the 20th anniversary of his death.
Mrs Jordan Evans said: “It was during the talk that it became apparent how much interest there was in his work and how it had never been considered in its entirety.
“More than four years later, the great and the good of the art world gathered at the Royal Academy to hear Philip speak about his father and to hear the art critic Mel Gooding remember his friend. The book was so well received that the Royal Academy ran out of copies and was reduced to taking orders.”
Mr Trevelyan also thanked Catherine Gosby of Bohun Gallery for her hard work as picture researcher and designer Ross Speirs for undertaking the task of designing the monograph.
The launch coincides with a retrospective of the artist’s work at the gallery in Reading Road which continues until June 1.
The show features examples of the artist’s early and rare surrealist work, images from his travels and a selection of his etchings.
“The exhibition is doing tremendously well with both national and internationally based clients attending the private view,” said gallery manager Katie Newman.
“The importance of Julian Trevelyan’s place in the development of 20th century art is becoming recognised and the major new monograph Picture Language firmly establishes this.
“We have sold a great number of paintings and etchings and continue to do so.”
The book is available from the gallery at a special price during the exhibition. Contact the gallery on (01491) 576 228 or see the website for more details: www.bohungallery.co.uk