London, Messum’s, British Impressions, 2003; Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Sea Pictures, 16 January – 21 March 2010;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Planes, Trains and Automobiles, 21 April – 28 June 2015;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Road to Abstraction, 21 May – 24 July 2016;
Woking, The Lightbox, John Minton and the Romantic Tradition, 28 January – 9 March 2017
Julian Trevelayan studied engraving in Paris under Stanley Hayter at the Atelier Dix-Sept alongside artists such as Pablo Picasso, Oscar Kokoschka, and Max Ernst. This influenced his surrealist style. Trevelayan worked as both a printmaker and a painter. In 1936 he was a founding member of the British Surrealist Group. Trevelyan exhibited work together with other artists from the London Group, an exhibiting group founded in 1913. The London Group covered the whole spectrum of modern art at the time from the Camden town painters to Vorticism. Trevelayan’s work was seen as both surrealist and also expressionist. Here, the shimmering qualities of sunlight on the sea is emphasised by depicting the two figures in the foreground with a darkened silhouette.