Film: I Never Tell Anybody Anything: The Life and Art of Edward Burra

Directed by Phil Cairney, 2011, 60 mins
With an introduction by producer, Daniel Katz

Edward Burra (1905-76) is considered to be one of the most elusive and underrated British artists of the 20th century. In this film, Andrew Graham-Dixon sheds light on the remarkable story of his life, following Burra from his native town of Rye, East Sussex to the jazz clubs of prohibition-era New York and from the war-torn landscapes of the Spanish Civil War back to England during the Blitz.  Burra’s increasingly disturbing and surreal work deepened and matured as he experienced some
of the most tragic events of the century. Through letters and interviews with those who knew him, this film paints an enlightening portrait of a true English eccentric. Danny Katz (Daniel Katz Gallery, London) is a renowned gallerist, collector and art dealer widely acknowledged as an authority in European sculpture, which he has been dealing in for over forty-five years. He was awarded an MBE for charitable services in 2002, and has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 2014 he was made a Fellow of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.