Ruskin Spear was a British Painter, celebrated for his Satirical Works and portraiture.
Tate Modern are exhibiting a retrospective of the work of Pierre Bonnard.Ruskin has cited Bonnard as a key influence, and many parallels can be drawn between both artists work. Read more about the Bonnard exhibition here: www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/cc-land-exhibition-pierre-bonnard-colour-memory
3 of Ruskin's works are included in a sale of Modern British art at Bonhams of London on 10 July Included in the sale is a wonderful painting of Ruskins son, Roger Ruskin Spear as a baby. Go to the Exhibition Site
3 of Ruskin's works are included in a new show about the work of Anthony Green RA and his friends: From the Gallery website: Chris Beetles Gallery is pleased to offer this unique exhibition as a contribution to the celebrations of the 250th Anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Academy of Arts. New and [...]
Some significant works by Ruskin are coming up in March, including a study for one of his most famous works - "Mr Hollingbury's Canary". See our "Painting for Sale" page for more info.
It was great to discover recently the location of one of my personal favourite paintings, "Strawberry Mousse". As a child I loved this irreverent work depicting a well-to-do lady shovelling down her dessert. So I was delighted to find its location purely by chance on Instagram. The painting currently hangs behind the bar at Wilton's, [...]
Tate Britain presents it's extensive retrospective exhibition of David Hockney's work this week. Ruskin was one of Hockney's tutors during his time at the Royal College of Art. This 1961 portrait of Carel Weight cheekily includes a copy of one of Hockney's early works in the background. View the Tate Gallery Exhibition page Hockney at [...]
This wonderful seascape is set for auction on December 13th by Woolley and Wallis. Go to the Auction page
Ruskin is depicted in this Rodrigo Moynihan painting of the Royal College tutors, created for the Art's Council's Festival of Britain exhibition. http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/moynihan-portrait-group-n06079
http://www.ruskinspear.com/portfolio/portrait-queen-blue-headscarf/ Ruskin's only known painting of the Queen - "The Blue Headscarf" c. 1978
https://youtu.be/m5Ugt4F0qq8 Ruskin casts a 'Critical Eye' over his work at the RA Summer Exhibtion Ruskin Spear was a member of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Hanging committee for most of his time as a Royal Academician. Consequently, as the years rolled by, it did become a bit of a routine, but was always a challenge and [...]