|Postcards and prints are now available from the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne, and there is now a book about Eric Slater. Read more...|
Eric Slater was an artist who produced more than 30 colour woodcuts between 1926 and the outbreak of the Second World War. Many depict scenes near his home in Seaford, East Sussex, where he lived for most of his adult life.
A frail, only child, Eric Slater was born in 1896 and spent his early years with his parents, grandmother and two servants in a large house in Hampstead, London. His father, Thomas, a successful silversmith and partner in the firm Aldwinkle and Slater, died when Eric was eight.
Eric moved with his mother and grandmother to Sussex where he studied at The Hastings School of Art. He was probably taught how to make woodcuts by a neighbour called Arthur Rigden Read (1879-1955) who had been to Japan to study oriental woodcut techniques used by European printmakers from the 1890s.
|The BBC Antiques Roadshow team was delighted to discover
some of Eric Slater's work when the programme visited Eastbourne.
Fine art expert Dendy Easton said 'This to me is so evocative of 1920s
and 1930s printmaking, and today this is very much in vogue' and described
the prints as 'really lovely', a feeling echoed by the show's presenter
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|Slater's Sussex book launched at Eastbourne
gallery - a report by BBC South East.
A new book about the artist Eric Slater, who made woodcut prints of Sussex landscapes, has been produced in a collaboration between a writer and a local gallery.
Robin Gibson spoke to James Trollope, author of Slater's Sussex - The Colour Woodcuts of Eric Slater, and Julie Brown of the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne, where the book was launched.
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|ITV Meridian visited the display of Eric Slater's work in the exhibition
'A Point Of Departure', which ran at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne from
May to November 2012. Reporter Malcolm Shaw spoke to James Trollope
and Julie Brown, assistant curator at the Towner Gallery.
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|All of Eric Slater's woodcuts are copyright © James Trollope - no reproduction without permission - firstname.lastname@example.org|