BAWDEN, Richard

1936 - 2024

Richard Bawden

Richard Bawden was born at Braintree, Essex on 18 March 1936, son of artist, Edward Bawden, and his wife Charlotte née Epton (19 March 1902-15 May 1970), who married at Kensington, London in 1932. Richard was educated at Bryanston and studied painting, printmaking and graphic design at Chelsea School of Art, St Martin's School of Art, and the Royal College of Art. A painter, printmaker and designer working in lino, etching and watercolour and his work has included book illustration, murals for restaurants, etched glass church windows and doors, a poster for London Transport, mosaics and furniture and has taught drawing and printmaking at several London and provincial art schools. His paintings are drawn from life and often depict scenes of domesticity, such as his house, sofas, chairs, windows, cats, his garden, and its birds. He has had over fifty one-man exhibitions at home and abroad including a major retrospective at Gainsborough's House Gallery, Sudbury, Suffolk and has exhibited with Bircham Gallery since its opening in 1988 and a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy from 1965. He married at Sudbury, Suffolk in 1987, Harriet C. Brown and they have one son and one daughter, and they live at 72 Benton Street, Hadleigh, Suffolk. Richard is a Council member of the Royal Watercolour Society, an elected member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, a member of the New English Art Club, and a former Chairman of the Gainsborough's House in Sudbury and a founder member of the Suffolk Group of Artists. He has work in Victoria & Albert Museum, The Tate Gallery, The Queen's Collection at Windsor Royal, Ashmolean and the Government Art Collection. Richard Bawden died on 31 May 2024.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from East Sunnedon, Coggeshall, Essex
1965 1124 Landscape – etching
         1308 Plane Tree – etching
1966 1010 Backs of Lonton -lithograph
1967 1133 Baby and Jug – lithograph
         1181 Farmyard – lithograph
from Corner House, High Roding, Essex
1968 195 Spring Morning
from 50 Creffield Road, Colchester, Essex
1971 796 Philip’s Fish – etching
         842 Ipswich Docks - lithograph
         867 Nasturtiums – etching
1973 173 The Bird Watcher – etching
         1145 The Glade – etching
         1150 The Rainbow – etching
1974 698 The Window – etching
         704 The Glass Bowl – etching
1975 774 Pink Eyes – etching
         813 The Big Cloud – etching
         819 Dried Plants – etching
1976 1197 The Porch - etching
1978 731 Dead Oaks – etching
         830 Cold Morning – etching
1985 1685 Birthday Bouquet - etching
from 72 Benton Street, Hadleigh, Suffolk
1987 1266 Spider Plant - aquatint
1988 1174 The Armchair - aquatint
1991 228 The Mackerel – etching
1992 131 Through the Mirror – etching
2012 620 Staircase to the Library - etching

Works by This Artist