Organised by the Bristol and Bath Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Eric Ravilious: a life in pictures – James Russell, lecturer

Talk | Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution

Wednesday 23 November 2016 - 19:00 until 21:00

Eric Ravilious was only 39 when he died on active service as a war artist in 1942. A brilliant wood engraver and designer, he is best known today for his haunting watercolours in which lighthouses, white horses, empty rooms and downland paths become marvels. Over the past decade, James Russell has explored many of these paintings in depth, teasing out stories and characters hidden in the wings. This entertaining illustrated talk draws on this research to illuminate the life and work of a playful, enigmatic artist in watercolour, wood engraving, lithography and ceramics.

James Russell studied history at Pembroke College, Cambridge. James was curator of Ravilious at Dulwich Picture Gallery in 2015. He has written books on Ravilious and other artists. He has lectured at the V&A and Royal West of England Academy.

The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution has a lift, if required.

This event has been organised by the Bristol and Bath Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue information

Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution

16-18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN

Entry details

£13.50 (includes tea and coffee)

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