Austin, Robert

(1895 – 1973)

Mother leaning over cot, circa 1930

£860.00

Signed with studio stamp
Charcoal on brown paper, 9 1/2 x 10 5/8 in. (24 x 27 cm.)

1 in stock

DESCRIPTION

Provenance:
Rachel and Clare Austin

Provenance: Rachel and Clare Austin

Figures
resting or sleeping are amongst the subjects that Austin drew
consistently.  In the domestic family routine which formed the backdrop
to his work Austin found an endless source of inspiration and some of the artist’s best known prints: 


Child in bed, Drypoint, 1929

Austin won the Rome Scholarship for engraving in 1923 and spent 3
remarkable years in Rome before teaching engraving at the Royal College
of Art, 1927-44, becoming
Professor in the Department of Graphic Design, 1948-55.  Austin was a
meticulous craftsman-engraver and a vigorous draughtsman, as his series
of drawings of Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and ballooning activities
done during World War II shows. The Tate Gallery holds his work.

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, organised an exhibition of his work in 1980.

More recently he was the subject of two shows at the Fine Art Society
plc (2001 and 2002), the latter organised in conjunction with Liss Fine
Art Ltd, and a show at The Royal Academy of Arts in 2009; (he was elected a Royal Academician in 1949).


Young Mother, line engraving, 1936

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THE ARTIST

Austin, Robert

1895 – 1973

Printmaker and draughtsman, born in Leicester. He studied at the School of Art there and at the Royal College of Art, 1914-16 and 1919-22, winning the Rome Scholarship for engraving in the latter year. He taught engraving at the Royal College of Art, 1927-44, becoming Professor in the Department of Graphic Design, 1948-55. Showed with RWS, of which he was a member and President; RE, of which he was a member; and the RA, to which he was elected in 1949. Austin was a meticulous craftsman-engraver and a vigorous draughtsman, as his series of drawings of Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and ballooning activities done during World War II shows. The Tate Gallery holds his work.

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, organised an exhibition of his work in 1980.

More recently he was the subject of two shows at the Fine Art Society plc (2001 and 2002), the latter organised in conjunction with Liss Fine Art Ltd.

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Robert Austin
The Angelus, 1922, original copper plate
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Alice Lush, 1928 (CD 80), original copper plate
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My bed, rainy day, 1939
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Charles Murray, 1925 (CD 55), the original copper plate
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Ling of Lingard, 1936 (CD 115), the original copper plate
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Portrait of Noel Edwards, 1935-36
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Springtime at Fulham, 1921
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Ling of Lingard, 1936 (CD 115)
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The Mother, 1932
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Easter Sunday, 1940
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Robert Austin
Belfry Steps, 1935
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The Choir, 1920
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Woman sleeping, 1931
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Child in Bed, 1929
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A Girl at a Gate (1938)
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Attic Room, Lingard House, with unmade bed, 1930’s
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Bell No. 2 (1927) Campbell Dodgson 73
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The Belfry (1929)
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Souvenir of Paris, 1920’s
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The Fisherman, 1927, the original copper plate
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