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Robert Tavener

Illustrator and printmaker Robert Tavener (1920-2004), was born in London. After war service he attended Hornsey College of Art (1946-1950). He was head of Printmaking at Eastbourne College of Art and Design from 1953, later becoming vice principal until he retired in 1980. He also taught at St. Martins School of Art.

Tavener was well known for his illustration work and commissions for organisations such as Shell, the BBC, and London Transport, and he was a senior fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers. Tavener’s work is held in over 25 public collections including the V&A and the Government Art Collection.

Robert Tavener's Online Gallery

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St. Jude's also produce a range of designer upholstery fabrics and designer cushion covers.