Cyril Power

Cyril Edward Power (1872-1951)

Power trained as an architect with his father’s firm and later won RIBA’s Soane Medallion in 1900 and continued to practice his craft until World War I, when he served with the Royal Flying Corps.

In 1921 he met Sybil Andrews, with whom he maintained a close and somewhat informal working relationship which lasted some 20 years. He and Sybil Andrews enrolled at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art, London in 1925 when he was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Power also helped Iain McNab and Claude Flight set up The Grosvenor School of Modern Art in Warwick Square, London and was at this point a successful printmaker and watercolourist, showing at pioneering Redfern Gallery print exhibitions in 1930s.

Later in his life he turned to painting in oils with a palette knife, exhibiting at the RA, RBA, Goupil Gallery and Royal Glasgow Institute.


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