|Title||Portrait of Carel Weight|
|Approach||Landscapes and portraits|
|Description||Unusually for a Principal of the RCA, Darwin was a talented painter himself, landscape being his favourite subject matter. Here he has painted a portrait of his colleague, the painter Carel Weight.|
|Location Current Site||Royal College of Art|
|Measurements Dimensions||760 x 690 x 20 mm|
|Material||oil on canvas|
|Biography||1939-44: Worked at Ministry of Home Security.
1945-46: Worked at Council of Industrial Design.
1948-71: Principal of the Royal College of Art.
1964: Received Knighthood.
While working at the Council of Industrial Design Darwin produced a report, The Training of the Industrial Designer, proposing curriculum changes at the Royal College of Art, which led to his appointment as Principal. He radically changed the RCA to independent university status. Unusually for a Principal of the RCA, Darwin was a talented painter, landscape being his favourite subject-matter.
|Biographic Notes||Details from: Exhibition Road: Painters at the Royal College of Art, ed Paul Huxley, Phaidon, 1988|
|Education||Studied at Cambridge University.
1929: Studied at Slade School of Art.
|Institution||Royal College of Art|
|Rights Owner||Lady Darwin|
|Rights Status||UK HE use only|
|Technique||Figure´s suit is very thinly painted. expressive brushstrokes. some scratching in the modelling of the figure´s hair|