Cyril Power began his career, following in the footsteps of his father, as a successful architect. When the First World War broke out he was commissioned into the Royal flying Corps, and it has been speculated that the experience affected him deeply, and contributed significantly to his sharp change of careers in the early 1920’s, when he left his wife and family, and moved to London with Sybil Andrews to become an artist. Read More
During his time in London Cyril Power studied at the Grosvenor School, later returning there to teach, and remains one of the best known artists from the school. Power loved London, he shared a studio there with Andrews until 1938, and he had a particular passion for the London Underground, becoming well-known for depicting its speed and movement in his art works.
Although he painted and did some etching, it is his linocut art prints which truly display his masterful handling of curves, colour, form and line as he captures the pace and rhythm of modern life. He exhibited his art work in the First Exhibition of British Lino-Cuts in 1929 at the Redfern Gallery and continued to exhibit regularly in London and abroad.