1937 - ?

Euston Road School was co-founded in October 1937 by Sir William Menzies Coldstream, Graham Bell (1910-1943), Victor Pasmore (1908-1998) and Claude Rogers and was set up as a School of Drawing and Painting, in reaction to Surrealism and non-figurative abstract art. It was first established in Fitzroy Street, London, but took its name from the 314/316 Euston Road where it had relocated to premises. Its teaching concentrated on observation and working from the model and although short-lived, it attracted several prominent artists as teachers and students during its brief existence. These included Graham Bell, Rodrigo Moynihan, Anthony Devas, Lawrence Gowing, Elsie Few, Thelma Hulbert, Elinor Bellingham Smith, B.A.R. Carter and Adrian Stokes. The School was closed with the outbreak of war in 1939, but its name has since become synonymous with a specific style of painting that continued to influence the development of British painting during the post-war years, and which has since become associated with the teaching of the Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts and the Slade School of Fine Art.