Timeline

1925
One-man exhibition of prints and drawings at the Twenty-One Gallery
1920–1926
Worked as a printmaker
1921–1926
Spent a year as an apprentice engineering draughtsman before entering Goldsmith’s College in London, where he studied etching and engraving
1928
One-man exhibition of prints and drawings at the Twenty-One Gallery
1926–1933
Member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers
1936
Participated in the International Surrealist Exhibition in London
1930–1939
Exhibited with the New English Art Club and the London Group
1926–1940
Taught at the Chelsea School of Art (firstly engraving, later, composition and book illustration)
1951
Designed a mural, The Origins of the Land, for the Festival of Britain
1951
Retrospective exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts
1952
Designed a huge tapestry, Christ the Redeemer Enthroned in Glory, for the high altar in the new Coventry Cathedral (it was installed in 1962)
1952
Exhibited in the Venice Biennale
1952
Retrospective exhibition at the Musée National de l’Art Moderne in Paris
1953
Retrospective exhibition at the Tate Gallery
1954
Portrait commission for Winston Churchill
1955
Exhibited at the Sao Paolo Bienal