Biography

1903 Born in Epsom, Surrey
1919-22 Studied at Epsom College
1924 Publication of an illustrated book of his own poems
1927-29 Studied at the Royal College of Art
1928-33 Art critic for the Nation and the Listener
1929 Married Eileen Holding
1931 Joint exhibition at Heal's with Holding
1934 Became a member of the Seven and Five Society, met and moved to the Chilterns with Myfanwy Evans
1935 Married Myfanwy Evans; began publishing 'Axis' with her
1938 First solo show; designed sets for Stephen Spender's 'Trial of a Judge'
1940 Worked on the Recording Britain Scheme
1940-44 Worked as a war artist, appointed officially in 1944
1946-54 Trustee of the Tate Gallery (also 1968-74)
1947 Met John Betjeman, with whom he worked on the Shell Guides
1950 Began working in stained glass in partnership with Patrick Reyntiens
1958 Commissioned to create stained glass for the rebuilt Coventry Cathedral
1960-77 Member of the Royal Fine Art Commission
1972 Awarded the Companion of Honour
1992 Died at his home at Fawley Bottom, Buckinghamshire