British artist Eric Ravilious was born in 1903. During his career, he devoted himself almost entirely to wood engraving. He produced illustrations for “The Natural History of Selborne” by Gilbert White. From 1919 to 1922 Ravilious studied under Paul Nash at the Design School of the Royal College of Art. In 1928 he initiated a collaboration that lasted for seven years with Bawden on a mural at Morley College in London.
As a watercolorist and printmaker, Ravilious’ output was prolific. He was commissioned in 1936 by Wedgewood to execute designs for pottery and china. Ravilious died in 1942.