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Eric Ravilious and the Lure of Everyday Jo Walton Tuesday 26 June 2018

Ravilious has been described as the greatest English water colourist of the 20th century and his images of the landscape and of everyday objects attract passionate devotees.  A prolific painter, printmaker and designer, he became an Official War Artist in 1939, and was killed in 1942 but his legacy is a body of work reflecting deep delight in the world in which he lived.  This talk looks at his work and that of some of his contemporaries working on the Home Front in the Second World War.

Reading : “Eric Ravilious” Alan Powers, Lund Humphries 2013 / “The War Paintings” James Russell, Mainstone press / “Ravilious & Co” Andy Friend, Thames & Hudson 2017 / “Long Live Great Bardfield” Tirzah Garwood, Persephone Press 2017

Jo Walton previously talked to us in 2009 about “Ben Nicholson – Still Lives” and in 2017 about the “Festival of Britain”.

She has combined teaching and lecturing with a career in art bookselling and has been a volunteer guide at both Tate Britain and Tate Modern.  She is now a freelance lecturer for The Arts Society, the Art Fund, and Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery and local art societies.