ROBERT SARGENT AUSTIN, RA, PRWS, RE
44.5 by 39 cm., 17 ½ by 15 ½ in.
(frame size 64 by 39 cm., 25 ¼ by 22 ¼ in.)
Abbott & Holder, London;
London, Fine Art Society, Robert Austin, 2001, no.8
Austin was born in Leicester where he studied at the School of Art before going on to the Royal College of Art where he won the Rome Scholarship for engraving in 1922. He taught engraving at the Royal College of Art from 1927 and became professor of the department of graphic design in 1948. A member of the Royal Academy and Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers he was also a regular exhibitor at the Royal Watercolour Society and was elected President of the Society, 1957-1973.