Robert Tavener, Printmaker and Illustrator

Born in London, Robert Tavener attended Hornsey College of Art from 1946 to 1950, following his war service in the army. He settled in Eastbourne, teaching at Eastbourne College of Art and Design as well as St Martin’s School of Art in London. Robert Tavener is best known as a printmaker and was a senior fellow of the Royal Society of Illustrators for clients including Shell, the BBC and various children’s book publishers. He exhibited for 34 years in succession at the Royal Academy Summer Show and his work is in many public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museums and Government Art Collection.