John Rattenbury Skeaping
(1901 - 1980)
John Rattenbury Skeaping was active/lived in United Kingdom, United States. John Skeaping is known for painting, sculpture-racing, animals, architectural sculpture.
Biography John Rattenbury Skeaping
John Rattenbury Skeaping, RA: British 1901-1980
The son of artist Kenneth Skeaping, John was born at South Woodford, Essex. His mother was an accomplished pianist. Skeaping was educated by his parents. He was fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian and stated to draw when he was only three year old. By the age of seven he spending as much time as possible drawing and painting.
At thirteen Skeaping became a full-time student at Blackheath School of Art where he also studied sculpture. From there he went to Goldsmiths' College, Central School of Art and to the Royal Academy Schools where in 1920 he won the Gold Medal and a travel scholarship which enabled him to study in Italy. On his return he taught for a time at Armstr
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