Gwen Raverat

Gwen Raverat

Gwendolen Mary Raverat née Darwin (1885-1957) was the granddaughter of Charles Darwin. She was educated privately and at the Slade School of Art. She married the French artist Jacques Raverat in 1911. She was a pioneer in the revival of wood engraving and was influenced by the Impressionists and the post-Impressionists, particularly Lucien Pissarro. She was a prolific book illustrator, and she exhibited at every annual exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers between 1920 and 1940, exhibiting 122 engravings.

Books by Gwen Raverat