EVES, Reginald Grenville

1876 - 1941

Reginald Grenville Eves

Reginald Grenville Eves, was born at Holborn, London on 24 May 1876, son of William Henry Eves, a law stationer, and his second wife Annie née Grenville, who married at Holborn in 1875, William's first wife was Fanny Beavan née Stone (1844-1874). In 1881, Reginald was a 4 year old, living at 18 Brunswick Square, St Pancras, London with his parents, 38 year old William and 34 year old Annie, his two step-sisters Fanny Beavan 8 and Ida 7, and siblings Minnie Louise 3 and Annie 2. Reginald was educated at University College School and later at the Slade School of Fine Art, where he studied under Alphonse Legros (1837-1911), Frederick Brown (1851-1941) and Henry Tonks (1862-1937). He married at St Mary's Bryanston Square, London on 23 December 1903, Bertha Sybil Papillon (1 May 1875-1955), youngest daughter of Philip Oxenden Papillon of Growhurst Park and in 1911, a 34 year old painter artist, living at 1 St Edmunds Terrace, Marylebone, London with his 35 year old wife Sybil and 3 year old son Grenville Papillon 3. Elected as an Associate of the Royal Academy on 21 April 1933 and a full member on 21 April 1939. A painter who made portraits of many prominent military, political and cultural figures between the two world wars including Earl Jellicoe in 1935. In 1939, he was living at Sharepenny Cottage, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire with his wife and son Grenville Papillon (21 May 1907-1972) and in 1940 appointed as an Official War Artist to the British Expeditionary Force and he exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club in 1941 two works, 'Farm Buildings' and 'Midhope Castle, Scotland'. He was of 149 Adelaide Road, London N.W.3, when he died at 25 Bridge Street, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Co. Durham on 14 June 1941, leaving a widow. His works are included in the collections of both the Tate and the National Portrait Gallery.

Works by This Artist