Randolph Schwabe – A Life in Art
Running from 24/11/12 to 16/02/13
Visitors to our Women’s Land Army exhibition in 2008/9 were struck by the heroic figures in Randolph Schwabe’s powerful and evocative oil paintings and drawings. The unprecendented interest in this neglected yet scholarly artist has resulted in a major retrospective exhibition curated by Dr Gill Clarke MBE which will showcase Schwabe’s varied output and demonstrate his significant contribution to 20th century British Art.
Schwabe (1885 – 1948) studied at the Slade School of Art later becoming its Principal from 1930 – 1948. He was employed as an Official War Artist in both world wars, producing a series on ‘Women on the Land’ in the First World War and portraits and drawings of bomb damage in the Second World War.
This exhibition will also include his theatrical and ballet drawings, etchings, watercolours and book illustrations, many of which have not been on public display before. It will be accompanied by a fully illustrated book by Gill Clarke, published by Sansom & Co.
Exhibition supported by Clarke Willmott