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Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship – English Artist Designers 1922 to 1942

Eric Ravilious, The Westbury Horse, 1939. Courtesy Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Saturday 7 October 2017 - Sunday 7 January 2018

In recent years Eric Ravilious has been recognised as one of the most important British artists of the 20th century. Marking the 75th anniversary of his death, this exhibition explores the influence of Ravilious and his circle, and their remarkable impact on British visual culture during the 1930s.

Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship chronicles the personal and professional relationship between Ravilious and artists such as Paul Nash, John Nash, Enid Marx, Barnett Freedman, Tirzah Garwood, Edward Bawden, Thomas Hennell, Douglas Percy Bliss, Peggy Angus, Helen Binyon, and Diana Low.

Comprising over 400 paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, engravings, books, ceramics, wallpaper and textiles, the exhibition examines how this close-knit group deftly bridged the gap between fine art and design.

This is a touring exhibition from Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne.

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