Rothenstein, William

Date: 1872-1945

Sir William Rothenstein studied under Alphonse Legros at the Slade School of Art for a year, before attending the Académie Julian in Paris from 1889–1893. The co-founder of the Carfax Gallery, also known as Carfax & Co., Rothenstein was instrumental in promoting the careers of artists including Auguste Rodin, Charles Conder, and Augustus John.

Rothenstein was the principal of the Royal College of Art from 1920 to 1935. A master advocate for his students who included artists Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, Rothenstein encouraged their work and assisted in obtaining commissions.

The University Art Collection holds two artworks by Sir William Rothenstein.

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