Item NMC/0500 - Ringwould, Kent

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Ringwould, Kent


  • 1940 (Creation)

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Farmyard composition with horses and figures.

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Influential teacher, draughtsman and printmaker, especially of urban subjects, illustrator and designer. Born in Manchester, Schwabe studied briefly at the Royal College of Art, Slade School of Fine Art, 1900-5, and at Academie Julian, Paris, 1906. Offical war artist during World War I, making drawings of the Women's land army. Went on to teach at Camberwell and Westminster School of Art. Was drawing master at the Royal College of Art, then succeeded Henry Tonks as Slade Professor and head of the Slade School of Art, 1930, an apt choice as Schwabe's exact draughtsmanship was firmly in the Slade tradition. Schwabe was a prolific exhibitor at NEAC and Goupil Gallery, also showing at Carfax Gallery, Fine Art Society, Leicester Galleries and RWS. Tate Gallery holds his work. Among the books Schwabe illustrated were Walter de la Mare's Crossings, 1921; several books by the writer on dance Cyril Beaumont and H E Bates' The Tinkers of Elstow, 1946. A large retrospective was held at Chris Beetles in 1994. Lived finally at Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire.

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Daisy Anderson, Jan 1996.

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pencil and watercolour on paper

Dimensions: 267 x 271 mm

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GB 1694 NMC/0500

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GB 1694

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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition


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