Robert Tavener , Illustrator and Artist
Illustrator and printmaker Robert Tavener (1920-2004), was born in London.
He was keen on art from a young boy, always drawing in chalk on the pavements.
On leaving school he initially went into office work until in 1940,
when aged 20, he joined the Royal Artillery.
After war service he attended Hornsey College of Art (1946-1950).
He was head of Printmaking at Eastbourne College of Art and Design from 1953,
later becoming vice principal until he retired in 1980. He also taught at St. Martins School of Art.
Tavener was well known for his illustration work and commissions for organisations
such as Shell, the BBC, and London Transport, and he was a senior fellow of the
Royal Society of Painter Printmakers.
Tavener’s work is held in over 25 public collections including the V&A
and the Government Art Collection.
You can read more about this wonderful British artist, or perhaps purchase a print here.