Tavener, Robert: Country Garden and Beans



Artist: Robert Tavener, (born 1920), signed in pencil

Title and date: Country Garden and Beans

Size: 43 x 59 cms.

Description: a lovely limited edition lithograph numbered 22 of 60, and newly framed in oak. We also have an unframed but mounted version available at £600, numbered 29 0f 60.

More images can be provided on request.

Artist description:

An illustrator, printmaker, designer and lecturer, Robert Tavener was born in Hampstead in 1920. He completed 6 years’ war service and was part of the D Day landings. He studied drawing and painting at Gottingen University from 1945 to 1946 and attended Hornsey College of Art from 1946 until 1950. His first teaching job was as an art teacher at Temple School in Strood then at the Medway College of Art in Rochester. He moved to Eastbourne in 1953 where he became head of printmaking at the College of Art and Design, retiring as vice-principal in 1980. He illustrated children’s books and worked as a printmaker, gaining commissions from London Transport, Shell, the BBC, the Radio Times and many others. He described his work as being: “English Countryside and English Architecture. Shape, pattern, colour, texture, design”. He held many solo shows and his work was accepted for 34 years in succession at the RA’s Summer Exhibition. He was a senior fellow of the Royal Society of Painter/Printmakers where he exhibited in 30 shows. His work is held in over 25 UK collections, including the V and A and the Government Art Collection.

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