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Ruskin Spear  (30/06/1911 - 1990)

Nationality:BritishApproach: Figurative realist (influenced by Walter Sickert)
1911, 30 June: Born Hammersmith, London.
1935: First teaching job at Croyden School of Art.
1939-45: Exempt from war service due to after-effects of contracting polio as a child.
1941-45: Taught at Sidcup, St. Martin's Central and Hammersmith Schools of Art.
1944: Elected Associate Member of the Royal Academy.
1948-75: Tutor, Royal College of Art.
1949: Elected President, London Group.
1954: Elected full Academician.
1958: Alterpiece for RAF Memorial Church, St. Clement Danes, London.
1959: Designed murals for Cricketer's Bar for the liner Canberra.
1979: Created CBE.


1930: Scholarship to study at the Royal College of Art.
1926: Scholarship to study at Hammersmith School of Art.

Biographical Notes

Details from Ruskin Spear by Mervyn Levy, Academy Chicago Publishers, Chicago, 1986

Works by Ruskin Spear 

Portrait of Sir Robin Darwin
Ruskin Spear 1961

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