Book of the Week: Eric Ravilious: Artist and Designer by Alan Powers

For an artist who died in 1942 and who very much embodied the spirit of the inter-war period in England, the continuing popularity of Eric Ravilious is sometimes hard to grasp.  Indeed, as Ravilious-expert Alan Powers writes in the final chapter of his new book on the artist (my Book of the Week), Ravilious is more popular now than […]

Book of the Week: Barbara Hepworth: The Plasters Edited by Sophie Bowness

When Barbara Hepworth died in a studio fire in St Ives in May 1975, it seemed to mark the end of a particular moment in Modern British Art.  Michael Bird writes eloquently at the end of The St Ives Artists about ‘the Poetry of Departures’: Bryan Wynter and Roger Hilton had died earlier that year, […]