The Ravilious in Pictures series of books by James Russell celebrates the life and work of English watercolourist Eric Ravilious (1903-42).
We're pleased to offer this set of the first three volumes:
Volume 1: Sussex and the Downs explores the chalk downland of southern England which inspired Ravilious to produce some of his finest paintings. Raised in Eastbourne, he rediscovered the South Downs in 1934 and over the next five years painted a series of watercolours that capture the beauty and mystery of this unique landscape.
Volume 2: The War Paintings commemorates the wartime career of Ravilious who died on active service in Iceland at the age of thirty-nine. As an Official War Artist, Ravilious visited ports, naval bases and airfields around Britain, witnessed the Allied invasion and retreat from Norway and produced watercolours of subjects ranging from the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal in action to the interior of a mobile pigeon loft.
Volume 3: A Country Life celebrates the landscape of North West Essex and the Sussex coast. The paintings and accompanying essays provide a fascinating insight into the artist's home life, introducing the people and places Ravilious knew around the villages of Castle Hedingham and Great Bardfield.
Each 48 page hardback volume features twenty-two stunning examples of the artist's work. In the accompanying essays, James Russell, author and social historian, explores the intriguing stories hidden behind the scenes – stories about Ravilious and his circle, English culture in the 1930s and the constantly evolving landscape in which Ravilious chose to work. As a whole, the three books paint a captivating portrait of this popular and talented English artist.
Sold as a set of three books.
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