War Time Study, by Ruskin Spear RA (framed)

In association with the exhibition Artist to Artist this work is available to view upon request at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, from 14 September 2018–3rd September 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 58.5 x 45.75cm
Fabric & material Pencil

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Artwork description

We are proud to present this pencil sketch, which was drawn by Ruskin Spear during the Second World War when he worked as a war artist. It is likely that this drawing was produced in a Serviceman’s Rehabilitation centre at Hammersmith Hospital, West London.  

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 this 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.