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Meet Paul Nash's great enemy at the Slade

Randolph Schwabe was considered an old-fashioned draughtsman even in the 1930s, so his current revival — in London and Chichester — is doubly surprising

27 February 2016

9:00 AM

27 February 2016

9:00 AM

The Diaries of Randolph Schwabe: Artistic Circles 1930–48 Randolph Schwabe, edited by Gill Clarke

Sansom & Co., pp.592, £25, ISBN: 9781908326874

Randolph Schwabe (b. 1885) was a measured man in art and in life. His drawings are meticulous, closely observed models of draughtsmanship and represent a school of art that has now largely been lost or dismissed as irrelevant. To some, though, Schwabe seemed old-fashioned even in 1930 when he ascended to the position of Principal of the Slade school of art, taking over from the formidable Henry Tonks.

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