In his short life Eric Ravilious, 1903-42, enjoyed an extraordinary career as a wood engraver, printmaker and designer of ceramics. This wide-ranging lecture introduces a dazzling array of work, from book illustrations to dinner services, looking in-depth at a number of well-known designs and exploring the making of High Street, his 1938 book of shops, and the Submarine Series of lithographs. As author of the series Ravilious in Pictures, James Russell is an acknowledged expert on the life and times of this charismatic artist, weaving personal anecdotes, insights and facts, into the artist’s life story. There will be practical suggestions for would-be Ravilious collectors as well as tips on where to find examples of his work in public collections. Russell is a NADFAS accredited lecturer.