✦ Eric Ravilious (1903-1942) is the subject of this excellent feature at The Public Domain Review: "Time and Place: Eric Ravilious". Ravilious was a wood engraver, book illustrator, muralist, theatre designer, and watercolor painter (his works are now in the public domain). An exhibition of Ravilious's prints was held at Pallant House Gallery in West Sussex, United Kingdom, this past fall.
Hans Belmer, German. 1902 - 1975
✦ The Getty has created a digital finding aid to the papers of Harry Smith, polymath painter, filmmaker, and collector of American vernacular art. The physical materials, including correspondents, original films, and manuscripts, are in the Special Collections of the Getty Research Institute. Some images of objects from Smith's collection of paper airplanes are reproduced in "Treasures from the Vault: Harry Smith and Patterns in the Wind".
DETAILED DRAWINGS UC Botanical Garden is hosting its fifth annual exhibition of botanical drawings by regional artists. These intricately drawn pictures by members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are surprisingly detailed and lifelike. They range from drawings of tree branches to delicate flowers to leafy greens. There will be an opening reception Saturday from 4-6 p.m. for artists and garden members. (Parking will be tight). The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.