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An artist who dies in his prime is naturally the cause
of much grief to his contemporaries, for they cannot but
think of what is lost to the world. Eric Ravilious, missing
on a flight during the war. had already passed beyond the
stage of promise and had established himself as a consum
mate graphic artist, but it is quite certain that he was
still developing his talents. It is tantalising to think of what
he would have achieved in his next phase.
He studied at the Royal College of Art in London under
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Sir William Rothenstein, at a period when many brilliant
illustrators were by some chance brought together. He
first claimed attention by a mural decoration he under
took with Edward Rawden, and which struck a refresh
ing unacademic note. After leaving college he devoted
himself largely to wood engraving in which he soon showed
complete mastery at a time when this art was at the height
of its revived popularity in England. Probably his most
ambitious book was his last in this vein, Gilbert White's
Reproductions of coloured auto-lithograph illustrations from High Streetby J. M. Richards and Eric Ravilious.
Wiedergaben von farbigen Illustrationen in Handlithographie aus dem Buch High Street, von J. M. Richards und Eric Ravilious.
Reproductions de lithographies a la main illustrant High Street, ouvrage de J. M. Richards et Eric Ravilious.