Sybil Andrews

The 3-Part Series on Sybil Andrews is an examination of her career as she develops her art in England, beginning in the 1920’s and ending in Campbell River, British Columbia in 1992. Born in Bury St. Edmunds is 1898, Sybil was a noted modernist artist in England through the 1920’s and 1930’s and was an accomplished linocut artist, having learned her craft under Claude Flight at the Grosvenor School in London in the late 1920’s. She emigrated to Canada following the Second World War. Part One looks at the formative years of Sybil as she grew up in England. It follows the development of her linocut style, very much based on the movements of Futurism and Vorticism. Part One concludes at the end of the 1920’s. Part Two looks at Sybil’s work as it develops through the 1930’s. The focus is on her thematic interests in labour (both industrial and agricultural), religion, sports and landscape. It concludes with the start of WWII. Part Three examines her work after she arrives in Canada in 1946. Her stylistic approaches to art continue during her years in Campbell River, with a focus now on local labour, landscape and culture. Sybil taught art for over 40 years from her home studio in Campbell River. She passed away in 1992.

Museum at Campbell River respectfully acknowledges the Liǧʷiɫdax̌ʷ First Nation, on whose traditional lands we work to preserve, interpret and share the collective human history of North Vancouver Island. The Liǧʷiɫdax̌ʷ First Nation is comprised of the We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum and Kwiakah First Nations. Our closest neighbors are the Coast Salish Xwemalhkwu, Klahoose and K’ómoks First Nations.

These nations have close connections to the land where Campbell River is located today.

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