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Eric Slater was an artist who produced more than 30 colour woodcuts between 1926 and the outbreak of the Second World War. Many depict scenes near his home in Seaford, East Sussex, where he lived for most of his adult life.
A frail, only child, Eric Slater was born in 1896 and spent his early years with his parents, grandmother and two servants in a large house in Hampstead, London. His father, Thomas, a successful silversmith and partner in the firm Aldwinkle and Slater, died when Eric was eight.
Eric moved with his mother and grandmother to Sussex where he studied at The Hastings School of Art. He was probably taught how to make woodcuts by a neighbour called Arthur Rigden Read (1879-1955) who had been to Japan to study oriental woodcut techniques used by European printmakers from the 1890s.
2018 saw the BBC's Countryfile visit East
Sussex for a special report on the life and work of
Eric Slater. Presenter Ellie Harrison was "on
the trail of one of the 20th century's lost British
artists". She spoke to expert James Trollope,
author of the only book about Slater, and found out
about Slater's fascinating technique.
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|The BBC Antiques Roadshow team
was delighted to discover some of Eric Slater's work
when the programme visited Eastbourne. Fine art
expert Dendy Easton said 'This to me is so evocative of
1920s and 1930s printmaking, and today this is very much
in vogue' and described the prints as 'really lovely', a
feeling echoed by the show's presenter Fiona Bruce.
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Sussex book launched at Eastbourne gallery - a report
by BBC South East.
A new book about the artist Eric Slater, who made woodcut prints of Sussex landscapes, has been produced in a collaboration between a writer and a local gallery.
Robin Gibson spoke to James Trollope, author of Slater's Sussex - The Colour Woodcuts of Eric Slater, and Julie Brown of the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne, where the book was launched.
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|ITV Meridian visited the display of Eric
Slater's work in the exhibition 'A Point Of Departure',
which ran at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne from May
to November 2012. Reporter Malcolm Shaw spoke to
James Trollope and Julie Brown, assistant curator at the
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|All of Eric Slater's woodcuts are copyright © James Trollope - no reproduction without permission - firstname.lastname@example.org|