Ida, the Artist's Niece, by Ruskin Spear RA (framed)

This work is included in the Art Sales exhibition Artist to Artist, which explores relationships and connections between Academicians, past and present. It is on display in the Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, from 14th September to 3rd December 2018.

Please note that, if purchased, this framed work is available for collection only from the Royal Academy of Arts by appointment with the Art Sales team.

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Artwork details

Medium Drawing
Colour Black/White
Dimensions 40.5 x 33cm
Fabric & material Pencil

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Artwork description

We are proud to present this distinctive pencil drawing by Ruskin Spear. Well known for his characterful portraiture, Spear’s work is celebrated for his ability to capture the narrative surrounding a subject. Spear made numerous sketches and paintings of Ida who, throughout her early life, was a regular sitter for him.

Ruskin Spear was a significant presence at the Royal College of Art, London, during the time he taught there from 1948–1975. Leonard Rosoman and Carel Weight were also tutors at the RCA during much of the same period. Vanessa Jackson, David Hockney, Allen Jones, Patrick Caulfield and Olwyn Bowey all studied at the college whilst Spear was a tutor there.

Ruskin Spear was elected to the Royal Academy in 1954 and awarded the CBE in 1979.