For many, Eric Ravilious’s watercolours capture the spirit of mid-century England. But while he had a style of his own, he did not work in isolation.
The story of this beloved artist is also a biography of the group of fellow creators with whom he associated – men and women who inspired, challenged and influenced one another – from their student days up until the Second World War. The Ravilious group bridged the gap between fine art and design, and the gentle, locally rooted but spritely character of their work came to be seen as the epitome of contemporary British values. Ravilious & Co. is generously illustrated, and draws on extensive research and a wealth of newly discovered material.