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Eric Ravilious (1903-1942)

Born in London he studied at the Eastbourne School of Art and at The Royal College of Art under Paul Nash, where Edward Bawden became a close friend. Initially a muralist (none of which has survived), he became widely known for his luminous watercolours, woodcuts, lithographs – notably his High Street Shops executed by the Curwen Press, (published by Country Life in 1938 in a book with a text by JM Richards, husband of Peggy Angus), ceramics for Wedgewood and graphics for London Transport, as well as glass and furniture design. Much inspired by the South Downs in East Sussex, he was a frequent visitor to Furlongs, the cottage of the artist Peggy Angus. In 1930 he married fellow artist ‘Tirzah’ Garwood, they then moved to rural Essex, at first sharing a house with the Bawdens. An official World War II artist and with a commission with the Royal Marines, he died while with an RAF air sea rescue mission to Iceland. His works are in the collections of numerous British museums and art galleries, the largest holding is at the Towner Gallery, Eastbourne.

Selected Literature: Alan Powers, Eric Ravillious: Imagined Realities, Imperial War Museum, London, 2003.

Artist Eric Ravilious: Bakers & Confectioners
Eric Ravilious
Bakers & Confectioners  For sale
£495
Artist Eric Ravilious: E. Smith, saddlers & harness makers
Eric Ravilious
E. Smith, saddlers & harness makers  For sale
£495
Artist Eric Ravilious: Hardware, 1938
Eric Ravilious
Hardware, 1938  For sale
£495
Artist Eric Ravilious: Design for The Curwen Press News-Letter, number 6
Eric Ravilious
Design for The Curwen Press News-Letter  For sale
£250
Artist Eric Ravilious: Tirzah on a cockerel, 1931
Eric Ravilious
Tirzah on a cockerel, 1931  For sale
£245
Artist Eric Ravilious: Fire Engineer - High Street, 1938
Eric Ravilious
'Fire Engineer - 'High Street', 1938  For sale
£490
Artist Eric Ravilious: The Famous Tragedy of the Rich Jew of Malta, 1933
Eric Ravilious
The Famous Tragedy of the Rich Jew...  For sale 
Artist Eric Ravilious: Clerical Outfitter, 1938
Eric Ravilious
Clerical Outfitter, 1938  Sold 
Artist Eric Ravilious: Submarine Engineer, 1938
Eric Ravilious
Submarine Engineer, 1938  Sold 
Artist Eric Ravilious: Theatrical Property
Eric Ravilious
Theatrical Property  Sold 
Artist Eric Ravilious: Christmas Morning
Eric Ravilious
Christmas Morning  Sold 
Artist Eric Ravilious: Study for ‘Leaving Scapa Flow’ (recto); ‘The Firth of Forth’ (verso), circa 1940–41
Eric Ravilious
Study for ‘Leaving Scapa Flow’...  Sold 
Artist Eric Ravilious: Study for ‘Leaving Scapa Flow’ (recto); ‘The Firth of Forth’ (verso), circa 1940–41
Eric Ravilious
Study for ‘Leaving Scapa Flow’...  Sold 
Artist Eric Ravilious: Waterwheel, 1938
Eric Ravilious
Waterwheel, 1938  Sold