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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.

Education

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 

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Portrait of Sir Robin Darwin
Ruskin Spear 1961

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