EVES, Reginald Grenville

1876 - 1941

Reginald Grenville Eves

Eves was born at Holborn, London on 24 May 1876, son of William Henry Eves, a law stationer, and his second wife Annie née Grenville, who married at Holborn in 1875, his first wife was Fanny Beavan née Stone (1844-1874). In 1881, Reginald was a 4 year old living at 18 Brunswick Square, St Pancras, London with his parents, 38 year old William and 34 year old Annie, his two step-sisters Fanny Beavan 8 and Ida 7, and siblings Minnie L. 3 and Annie 2. Educated at University College School and later at the Slade School of Fine Art where he studied under Alphonse Legros, Frederick Brown and Henry Tonks. He married at Marylebone, London in 1903, Bertha Sybil Papillon (1 May 1875-1955) and in 1911 a 34 year old painter artist, living at 1 St Edmunds Terrace, Marylebone with his 35 year old wife Sybil and 3 year old son Grenville Papillon 3. Elected as an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1933 and a full member in 1939. A painter who made portraits of many prominent military, political and cultural figures between the two world wars. In 1940 appointed as an Official War Artist to the British Expeditionary Force. He exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club in 1941 two works 'Farm Buildings' and 'Midhope Castle, Scotland'. In 1939 he was living at Sharepenny Cottage, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire with his wife and son Grenville Papillon (21 May 1907-1972). He died in County Durham on 13 June 1941. His works are included in the collections of both the Tate and the National Portrait Gallery.

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