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Gwen Raverat

(1885-1957), Artist; wood engraver

Gwendolen ('Gwen') Raverat (née Darwin)

Artist of 3 portraits
The daughter of astronomist Sir George Darwin, and granddaughter of Charles Darwin. She studied painting at the Slade School of Fine Art under Henry Tonks, Fred Brown and Philip Wilson Steer. She took some instruction in wood engraving, but was largely self-taught. She married the artist Jacques Raverat in 1911, and they lived in France. She returned to England after his death in 1925. She was art critic for Time and Tide from 1928 until 1939. She illustrated many books, including F. Cornford's Spring Morning(1915), Laurence Sterne's A Sentimental Journey (1932) and Charlotte M. Yonge's Countess Kate (1948).

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Sir George Howard Darwin, by Gwen Raverat - NPG 2101

Sir George Howard Darwin

by Gwen Raverat
watercolour laid down on card, circa 1900s
NPG 2101

John Maynard Keynes, Baron Keynes, by Gwen Raverat - NPG 4553

John Maynard Keynes, Baron Keynes

by Gwen Raverat
pen and ink and watercolour, circa 1908
NPG 4553

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