Randolph Schwabe

ISBN: 9781906593803
Artist(s): Randolph Schwabe
Author(s): Gill Clarke
Format: paperback
Edition: -
Year published: Nov 2012
Publisher: Sansom & Co
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 160
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout in colour


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This is the first book on the life and career of the distinguished British artist and teacher Randolph Schwabe (1885–1948) who was Professor and Principal of the Slade School either side of the Second World War.

Schwabe was known as ‘a scholarly artist’ and meticulous draughtsman who influenced a generation of students, yet to date little has been written about his significant contribution to the practice and spirit of twentieth-century British art.

Schwabe exhibited widely and was a close friend of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald, and also of Francis Unwin, Albert Rutherston, Muirhead Bone and others from the artistic and literary worlds. Unprecedented access to family documents together with reminiscences from his former students provide a vivid and rich record.

Beautifully produced, this authoritative biography features illustrations from all periods of his life including his war paintings, book illustrations and designs for the ballet and theatre many of which have never been seen before.

Published to coincide with a major retrospective exhibition at the St Barbe Museum, Lymington in autumn 2012. A further exhibition will be held at the Chris Beetles Gallery, London in February 2013.


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