Richard Bawden

1936 - 2003

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Richard Bawden, a British painter and printmaker who was born on March 10, 1903, in Braintree, Essex, and died on November 21, 1989. Bawden was known for his distinctive style of graphic design, illustration, and watercolor painting. He was a versatile artist who worked across a wide range of media, including linocut, lithography, etching, and aquatint.

Bawden's education in art began at Chelsea School of Art and continued at St. Martin's School of Art, where he studied for a short period during his National Service. He later enrolled at the Royal College of Art (RCA), where he focused on engraving. Bawden's work was recognized by various organizations, and he was elected a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) and the Society of Designer Craftsmen. He also chaired the Gainsborough's House Print Workshop in Sudbury, Suffolk.