Tirzah Garwood

Tirzah Garwood (11 April 1908 – 27 March 1951) was a wood engraver and artist. From 1925 she studied at Eastbourne School of Art where she was taught wood engraving by Eric Ravilious. She received commissions in 1928 from the BBC to illustrate Granville Bantock’s The Pilgrim’s Progress and in 1929 the ‘Relations’ engravings for a Curwen Press calendar. She and Eric were married in 1930 and moved to Great Bardfield in Essex. They worked in 1933 on murals for the Midland Hotel in Morecambe, and she produced patterned papers and engravings for the Golden Cockerel Press. In 1942 she had mastectomy surgery after being diagnosed with cancer. Whilst recovering she wrote her autobiography Long Live Great Bardfield. In September Ravilious was reported missing in action in Iceland.

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