Film Set to Spotlight the Genius of Eric Ravilious

Eric Ravilious, 'Submarine Dream', detail (Image V&A)
Eric Ravilious, 'Submarine Dream', detail (V&A London) Image ©

Eric Ravilious – Drawn to War

From: 1 Jul 2022

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A new film about English artist Eric Ravilious (1903 – 1942) is set to re-affirm what many artists and designers already know – that he was an accomplished artist with a genius for technique, beauty and communication. A new documentary by award-winning director Margy Kinmonth is set to bring his work – largely unsung since his death – to public attention. During the Second World War, working as a War Artist for the Ministry of Defence, Ravilious went missing after joining an aerial search for an allied aircraft off the coast of Iceland. The feature film, screening in cinemas across the UK, includes artists Ai Weiwei and Grayson Perry, actor Tamsin Greig, and writer Alan Bennett.

UK screenings begin on 1st July, with the first Scottish screenings in Edinburgh and Glasgow on the 5th.

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