Artist biography

Leonard RAVEN-HILL 1867–1942

Illustrator and cartoonist. Born 10 March 1867 in Bath; studied at the City and Guilds School of Art, where he was a friend of Ricketts and Shannon, and later in Paris at the Académie Julian under Aimé Morot. Exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1886, at the N.E.A.C. from 1888 and at the R.A. from 1889. Founder of The Butterfly 1893 and art editor of Pick-Me-Up. Worked for Punch 1895–1935, when he retired owing to failing eyesight. Author of An Indian Sketch-Book 1903; illustrator of Kipling's Stalky and Co. 1929. Died at Ryde, Isle of Wight, 31 March 1942.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II