Richard Bawden is a painter, printmaker and designer working predominantly in lino, etching and
watercolour. His work has a graphic, linear quality and a strong sense of craftsmanship, which
translates naturally into many forms. These have included book illustration, murals for restaurants,
etched glass church windows and doors, a poster for London Transport, mosaics and furniture.
He was born in 1936, the son of the well-known artist, Edward Bawden, R.A. Richard studied
painting, printmaking and graphic design at Chelsea, St Martin's and the Royal College of Art. His
paintings are drawn from life and often depict scenes of domesticity: his house, sofas, chairs,
windows, cats, his garden and its birds. He is attracted by atmosphere, oddity, pattern and the
austere. Focussing on these, he draws the viewer into his delightful universe. Based in Suffolk,
Richard has had over fifty one man exhibitions at home and abroad; including a major retrospective
at Gainsborough's House in Suffolk. He has work in Royal, public and private collections, and has
taught drawing and printmaking at several London and provincial art schools. Richard is a Council
member of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS), an elected member of the Royal Society of Painter-
Printmakers (RE), a member of the New English Art Club (NEAC), and a former Chairman of the
Gainsborough House Print Workshop in Sudbury.
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