If you're interested in the life and work of Eric Ravilious then you've come to the right place. I've been researching this remarkable British artist and designer for more than fifteen years. During that time I've written books such as the series Ravilious in Pictures (Mainstone Press) and curated exhibitions at Dulwich Picture Gallery (2015), Wiltshire Museum, Devizes (2021) and The Arc, Winchester (2022). You can find more details of this activity on the Books and Exhibitions pages (tabs above). 

I am a contributor to Margy Kinmonth's beautiful documentary film Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War and have very much enjoyed chatting with her regularly about the film over the past seven years or so.

Ravilious (l) on the beach (East Sussex Record Office)

Eric and his wife Tirzah Garwood featured prominently in my 2018 exhibition, In Relation: Nine Couples who Transformed Modern British Art (RWA Bristol) - the catalogue for this show is still available, I believe. 

Ravilious also features, though in more of a supporting role, in my exhibition Tirzah Garwood: Beyond Ravilious, which opens at Dulwich Picture Gallery in November. The catalogue will double as the most wide-ranging survey of her work to date (aside from the magnificent, but pricy, Hornet and Wild Rose).

If you search this blog for 'Ravilious', meanwhile, you'll find lots of posts on a range of subjects relating to his work; a few highlights are listed below... 

Train Landscape, excerpt from Ravilious in Pictures: Sussex and the Downs 

War Artists Remembered: Eric Ravilious, Thomas Hennell, Albert Richards

Ravilious in Essex: Location, Location, Location 

Olivia Laing's 'To the River': Woolf, Asham, Ravilious 

The Cerne Abbas Giant in Pictures

Eric Ravilious: The Case of the White Horse Dummy 

Eric Ravilious & Tirzah Garwood: One Couple, Two Exhibitions

Eric Ravilious & The White Horses of Wiltshire

Parade's End: TV with an Eye for Painting (NB read Comments!) 

Ravilious: Submarine - first pictures!

Ravilious: Wood Engravings - excerpt 

A Ravilious Rediscovered 

Introducing 'Ravilious in Pictures'

Greenhouse: Cyclamen and Tomatoes - extract from Ravilious in Pictures: Sussex & the Downs 

Ravilious, Auerbach, Englishness

In Relation: Tirzah Garwood & Eric Ravilious

Mackerel Sky: A Ravilious Rediscovered!

I should add that I'm also working on the catalogue raisonne of Ravilious watercolours. You may know this already and be wondering why it's all taking so long... Mostly the fault lies with that darned virus, which made everything first stop then resume at breakneck speed... Watch this space, though!

There's also a wealth of Ravilious material on my Instagram and Twitter feeds, and on my Facebook page.

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