Person Male Born 22/7/1903 Died 2/9/1942
Artist and Designer. Born Eric William Ravilious, at Acton, (He claimed his surname was of Huguenot origin). Studied at the Eastbourne School of Art and at the Design School of the Royal College of Art. He produced many designs for the Wedgwood company before turning to wood engravings for several books. Appointed official war artist in 1940. In this capacity, he was sent to Iceland. He went out with an RAF rescue team looking for a lost plane but his plane disappeared without trace.