Artist biography

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.


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