The very versatile Eric. I’ve always found his work astounding. You’ve got to be such a fantastic draughtsman to pull off a sloppy technique like this. His strong brushwork may sometimes have strayed into awkward territory but it’s never ever ham-fisted. His paintings are tough, beautiful and (should be) very modern. Unfortunately we don’t seem to value this aesthetic any more. Oh, well. This fabulous young lady appeared on the cover of Vogue (1936).
There’s a twist too. This stuff may look like it was bashed out in a couple of minutes but Eric was known to labour over his work for hours (and no doubt put his models through hell in the process).