Collection: Russell Reeve   1895 - 1970 

Russell Reeve was born in Norwich in 1895. He was encouraged to paint from an early age and attended the Norwich School of Art in 1908, later training to become an architect in the Norwich City Engineer's Department from 1908-1914.
During the First World War his drawings came to the attention of William Rothenstein, (later Principal of the Royal College of Art), and Eric Kennington. Upon his return to England, both artists put him forward for a place at the Slade School of Art. He attended the Slade from 1919 to 1922 under the guidance of Henry Tonks and Philip Wilson Steer. He was awarded the first prize for figure drawing, the Orpen Bursary and the Robert Ross Scholarship.
The artist exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, The Royal Society of British Artists and the New English Art Club. The Tate Gallery, the V&A Museum, the Imperial War Museum, the City of Bradford and City of Sheffield Museums and the Government Art Collections have all acquired his work.