Ruskin Spear 1911-1990 Signed Lithograph Limited Edition
RUSKIN SPEAR (1911-1990) '
Seated model with cat' signed and numbered 9/10 in pencil to the margin, artist's proof coloured lithograph.
Image:48cm x 33cm
Ruskin Spear, CBE, RA (30 June 1911 – 17 January 1990) was an English painter and teacher of art, regarded as one of the foremost British portrait painters of his day. Born in Hammersmith, Spear attended the local art school before going on to the Royal College of Art in 1930. Spear's paintings are held in important public collections in the United Kingdom, including the Tate Gallery Collection, Arts Council England, National Portrait Gallery, the Imperial War Museum,Government Art Collection, and the Royal Academy of Arts and worldwide. He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1979.