Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Farmhouse Bedroom - 1938

The Bedhead - 1939

Interior at Furlong's - 1939

Beachy Head - 1939

Shelling by Night - 1941

Operations Room - 1942

Eric Ravilious : Artist & Designer by Alan Powers was published last year by Lund Humphries. It features many more of the artist's dry-brush watercolors than I have seen in other Ravilious books. Earlier books have covered printmaking, book illustration and commercial design. But there has been less about the paintings.

As a war artist, Ravilious accompanied a military search flight over the North Atlantic in 1942. The search plane was lost. He died at age 39.