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Richard Eurich (1903-1992)   BIOGRAPHY

The Long Barrow, circa 1965
Framed (ref: 1104)
Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm.)


Richard Eurich (1903-1992)

Painter and draughtsman, born in Bradford, Yorkshire, who settled for many years at Dibden Purlieu, near Southampton, and who had as a principal theme the sea, ships, ports and beach life. Father of the photographer Crispin Eurich. Richard Eurich's interest in painting was encouraged at Bradford Grammar School, then he went on to study at Bradford School of Art, 1920-4, and he went on to study at Bradfors School of Art, 1920-4, and at the Goupil Gallery, in 1929, work of impressive quality. First one-man show of paintings at the Redfern Gallery four years later. He was aptly made an Official War Artist attached to the Admiralty during World War II, during which he completed his  notable picture Survivors from a Torpedoed Ship, in the collection of the Tate Gallery. Imperial War Museum, National Maritime Museum at Greenwich and many provincial galleries hold his work. From 1949 taught for a period at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts. Elected RA in 1953. Retrospective exhibition Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, 1979-80, and tour, and there was a memorial touring show based on Southampton City Art Gallery, 1994. In 2003, Eurich's centenary was commemorated with a touring show of his paintings that visited Yorkshire venues including Wakefield Art Gallery, organised by Helen Robinson of Bruton Gallery. In the same year, there was also a show at the Millais Gallery, Southampton Institute, and one at Southampton Art Gallery which toured to The Fine Art Society. Eurich's work depicted everyday events but sometimes had an English element of oddness, as in his picture The Mummers, in Hove Museum of Art. Other national and regional collections hold examples.

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