Geoffrey Rhoades


(1898 - 1980)

Rhoades was at the Slade where he was taught by Henry Tonks. During the war Rhoades and his family moved to Stebbing in Essex which brought him into contact with Eric Ravillious, Edward Bawden and the other Great Bardfield artists, after the war he continued to paint and teach.
Rhoades painted thickly but with little brush strokes. Professor Tonks at the Slade told him whilst he was as a student "you have something which I do not - imagination". His work is often mythical and has a certain glowing quality to it.