Son of Edward and Charlotte Bawden, Richard, like his father, was born near Braintree. He studied at Chelsea and St Martin’s School of Art, Winchester School of Art and the Royal College of Art, where he specialised in engraving and etching. His work has been widely exhibited and published. He has been an occasional teacher, a member of the Royal Institute of Painters and Etchers and the Royal Watercolour Society. Within East Anglia he is a much loved and revered working artist.