Eric Ravilious grew up in Sussex and maintained a strong affiliation with the South East of England throughout his lifetime. Ravilious was an incredibly skillful artist, illustrator, designer and lithographer who specialised in watercolours of the English countryside. We love how each landscape typifies the British picturesque and vernacular art with a quaint, neoteric sensibility and clarity.read more >
After attending Eastbourne School of Art, Ravilious went on to study at the Royal College of Art, becoming one of the most popular artists of the 1930s. Ravilious was a skilled wood engraver, the illustrations in this medium make striking use of bold tonal contrast which can be detected throughout his body of work. The artist also served as an Official War Artist, and died when the aircraft he was in was lost off Iceland.< read less
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