Robert Tavener: a Centenary Exhibition
Robert Tavener was born on the 6th July 1920 and this exhibition celebrates the distinctive quality of his printmaking.
After war service, he moved to Eastbourne where he became head of printmaking at the College of Art and Design. Many of his countryside subjects were taken from the Sussex coast and South Downs although he also produced series relating to Oxford and Cambridge Colleges; the City of London and the Horse Guards.
His prints are bold, colourful and often playful, his signature blackbird recurs throughout this collection. His work is increasingly collected and its enduring popularity is reflected in his acceptance at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition for 34 years in succession. His work is held in over 25 UK collections, including the V and A and the Government Art Collection.
The prints have been organised as follows, though smart phones may have their own idea:
- countryside views
- the Oxford and Cambridge series
- Salisbury and London
- the Horse Guards series