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Richard EURICH 1903 - 1992

ARA, RA, OBE

Biography

Richard Ernst Eurich, an English artist and painter of landscapes and harbour scenes, was born in Bradford, Yorkshire. His father was a German of Jewish descent, a Professor of forensic medicine and bacteriologist who was famous for his research into the disease anthrax, and his mother belonged to the Quakers. During his childhood he frequently visited Whitby, and this had a lasting influence on his artwork, the sea was a recurring influence and theme of his paintings for his whole artistic career.

He attended the Bradford School for Arts and Crafts between 1922-24 followed by further study at the Slade School of Art in London.

Worked as an Official War Artist to the Admiralty from 1941 until the Allied victory.

Eurich taught at the Camberwell School of Art from 1949 until he retired in 1968.

Richard Eurich is regarded as one of Britain’s leading figurative artists of the twentieth century. He belonged to a very talented generation of British artists which included Barbara Hepworth, John Piper, and Graham Sutherland and was highly regarded for his originality, perceptiveness and the quality of his work.

His work features extensively in galleries and private collections, with the Royal Academy and the Tate Gallery each owning paintings, and significant representation in other major galleries and museums throughout the UK.

A year before his death in 1992, Richard had a major exhibition at the Imperial War Museum.

Related Artists:

John PIPER