Raverat, Gwen (1885-1957)
Gwendolen Mary Raverat née Darwin (1885-1957) was the granddaughter of Charles Darwin. She was educated privately and at the Slade School of Art. She married the French artist Jacques Raverat in 1911.
She was a pioneer in the revival of wood engraving and was influenced by the Impressionists and the post-Impressionists, particularly Lucien Pissarro. She was a prolific book illustrator, and she exhibited at every annual exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers between 1920 and 1940, exhibiting 122 engravings.
She was friends with her cousin Ralph Vaughan Williams, Rupert Brooke, Stanley Spencer, André Gide, Eric Gill, Paul Valéry, Vanessa and Virginia Stephen (soon to be Bell and Woolf).