Artist biography

Randolph SCHWABE 1885–1948

Draughtsman, etcher and lithographer, chiefly of architectural and figure subjects; also illustrator and theatrical designer. Born 9 May 1885 in Manchester. Studied at the R.C.A. 1899, the Slade School 1900–5 and at the Académie Julian, Paris, 1906. Exhibited with the N.E.A.C. from 1909, member 1917; member of the London Group 1915; R.W.S. 1939. Official War Artist 1914–18, making drawings of the work of the Women's Land Army. Collaborated with F. M. Kelly in Historic Costume 1925 and A Short History of Costume and Armour 1931. Taught at Camberwell and Westminster Schools of Art; drawing master at the R.C.A.; succeeded Tonks as Slade Professor and Principal of the Slade School 1930. Died at Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire, 19 September 1948. Memorial exhibition at the Arts Council Gallery and tour 1951.

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