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Eric Ravilious: A Life in Pictures

Wednesday 14th May 2014


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This lecture explores the life of multi-talented British artist Eric Ravilious (1903-42) through a selection of his mysterious, emotionally charged watercolours. From his student days at the Royal College of Art to his disappearance while serving as a war artist, we meet the people and visit the places that inspired him, drawing on private correspondence, archive photos and original research to create an intimate portrait of the artist and his world. We also delve into Ravilious's achievements as a designer, looking at his wood engravings, lithographs and ceramic designs for Wedgwood.

James Russell is author of the 'Ravilious in Pictures' series and the recent 'Ravilious: Wood Engravings', all published by the Mainstone Press. He has entertained audiences at museums, arts centres and literary festivals across the country.