Woking, The Lightbox, Football, Celebrating the Olympics, 1 July – 30 September 2012
Born in Hammersmith in 1911, Ruskin Spear studied at his local art school before going on to the Royal College of Art in 1930. He originally took influences from fellow painter, Walter Sickert and the Camden Town Group. Spear’s work uses a narrative quality as well as elements of wit and satire. After his initial years as an artist, Spear began a teaching career at the Croydon School of Art, and then moved on to teach at the Royal College of Art between 1948-1975.