(1890 - 1982)

The Star of Bethlehem

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Height: 25.4cm

Width: 17.78cm

Country: United Kingdom

Medium: Linocut print and watercolour, unframed

Provenance: Arnold Wathen Robinson, and thence by descent.

Full Description

Rex Hopes was born in Bristol. He initially worked as a window dresser for Austin Reed in Oxford Street whilst studying in the evenings at the Slade School of Art. He and his wife returned to Bristol and established a private school for girls. As a member of the Fabian Society and a very good poet, he contributed to various poetry journals which he illustrated with fine black and white drawings. He was elected a member of the Bristol Savages in 1933 and became its President on three occasions in 1946, 1957 and again in 1967. As a designer he produced fabrics, pottery and work for the theatre and as an artist he mainly specialized in still life studies.