Gwendolen (Darwin) Raverat (1885 – 1957) She was born in Cambridge and studied art at the Slade School in London, under Tonks, Steer, and Fred Brown. She was the daughter of a professor of anatomy at Cambridge and the grandaughter of Charles Darwin. In 1911 she married a French painter, Jacques Raverat who brought her into his “Neo-Pagan” group of friends. She exhibited with the New English Art Club and other London galleries, living there for a time before returning to Cambridge in the latter part of her life. She wrote a memoir, Period Piece: A Cambridge Childhood , that became quite popular in the fifties, and she has herself been the subject of a biography by Frances Spalding (see cover below), who specializes in the Bloomsbury Group. Gwen Raverat often worked in the woodcut medium, in which she excelled, but she was a skilled painter as well.