Bawden trained as an illustrator, book designer and mural painter at the Design School of the Royal College of Art from 1922-5 under the tutelage of Paul Nash. He was a close friend of Eric Ravilious. Throughout the 1930's he practised as an illustrator, poster designer and textile and wallpaper designer as well as teaching at the RCA. In 1933 he was given his first one-man exhibition at Zwemmers Gallery. Bawden produced some fine paintings and drawings whilst serving as an Official WarArtist during WWll in Belgium, France and the Middle East. Like Ravilious, he was commissioned to produce several ceramic designs for Wedgwood.
And here is an Edward Bawden cat: