Eric Ravillious, 'Lifeboat, 1938'
'Lifeboat, 1938' by Eric Ravillious
Printed in the UK.
Eric Ravillious was an English painter, designer, book illustrator and wood engraver who studied at the Royal College of Art under Paul Nash. His early work focused on the English countryside as well as urban scenes of London which epitomised the sense of Englishness that existed between the wars. Ravillious was appointed an official war artist in World War II but was killed in 1942 at the age of 39 on an air sea rescue mission off the coast of Iceland.