Robert Sargent Austin

1895 1973

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Biography

 

As winner of the Rome Scholarship for engraving in 1922, Robert Sargent Austin became one of the leading exponents of the reintroduction of original line engraving to England during the mid to late 1920s. Trained under the expert guidance of Sir Frank Short his technique showed a perfection which had not been seen since the time of Durer. By the mid-1930s Robert Sargent Austin had acquired his mature style and reached the pinnacle of line engraving technique it was during these years that he was to produce his most exceptional line engraved works.