Tom Chadwick was trained by the Scottish artist Iain Macnab at the famous Grosvenor School of Modern Art. Macnab always spoke of him as an outstanding artist-engraver and his most brilliant student. Tragically Chadwick’s career was cut short by the Second World War – he was killed when fighting for the 3rd Hussars at the battle of El Alamein in 1942 at the age of only 27. Due to his short life, Tom Chadwick produced only relatively few wood engravings and all of these are now extremely rare.