Reginald G. EVES 1876–1941
Painter of portraits and topographical subjects in oil and watercolour. Born 24 May 1876 in London. Studied at the Slade School under Legros and Brown 1891–5; won a Scholarship. Painted at Holwick, Yorkshire, 1895–1900, then settled in London as a portrait painter; copied at the National Gallery; was encouraged by Sargent. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1901 and the Paris Salon, medals 1924 and 1926. A.R.A. 1933, R.A. 1939. Painted portraits of many celebrities. One-man exhibition at Knoedler's 1935. Official War Artist 1940–1. Died at Middleton-in-Teesdale, Durham, 13 June 1941. Memorial exhibition at the R.B.A. Galleries 1947.
Lit: Adrian Bury, The Art of Reginald G. Eves, R.A., 1940.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I