Edward Eade

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Edward Eade (1911-1984)

Edward Eade was born in Tottenham, north London. His mother recognised his talents and encouraged him to take up a career in art. Eade gained scholarships to study at the Slade School of Art from 1929 to 1930 and at the Royal Academy Schools from 1930 to 1932. Won a first class prize for drawing at the Slade and was silver medalist for Life Painting at the RA. where he studied art under Roger Fry and sculpture under Henry Moore.

He exhibited with the London Group, NEAC and other London shows; Carel Weight declared Eade one of the best draughtsman in the country. His work was commended by art critics of the time Roger Fry, Clive Bell and Eric Newton. Rugby Art Gallery and Museum and UCL Art Museum hold examples of his work. Tweeddale Museum in Peebles held a major retrospective show of his work in 2004 which was organised by his son, Oliver, the show being accompanied by the publication of Oliver Eade’s biography of his father, ‘The Gentle Artist’ .