Julian Trevelyan was an artist and printmaker, who with no formal art training became an influential printmaking and art history teacher at the Chelsea School of Art and printmaking teacher at the Royal College of Art, his students including David Hockney and Ron Kitaj. He was an innovator of modern print techniques and is regarded as a driving force behind the etching revolution of the 1960s.
Trevelyan lived in Paris from 1931-34, during which time he met Alexander Calder, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso at Stanley Hayter's print studio Atelier 17, where he worked and studied. This exposure to Surrealism led Trevelyan to become a founding member of the British Surrealist Group. In 1936 he exhibited works in the ground-breaking 'International Surrealist Exhibition' at the New Burlington Galleries, London.
In 1951, Julian Trevelyan married the painter Mary Fedden. They travelled widely together and both painted a series of murals for the Festival of Britian (1950 - 51).
All proceeds from the sale of the etching 'Wings of a Dove' will go to the Roche Court Educational Trust.