Helen Binyon (1904-1979) was a notable wood engraver and watercolour painter. She studied at the Royal College of Art (1922-1926), where she first met Eric Ravilious, with whome she maintained a close friendship for the rest of his life. With her sister Margaret she developed the Binyon Books for children, which she illustrated and Margaret wrote. Early in her career she developed a passionate interest in puppeteering, and ran a travelling puppet show until the outbreak of the Second World War. From 1950-1965 she lectured and taught at the Bath Academy of Art. In her later years she lived with her sister in Chichester.
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