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Here is a bio on the artist:

He was born c.1913, the second son of Walter Groves, the founding editor of The Motor. he was educated at St. Paul's School, West Kensington, and studied art at the Regent Street Polytechnic. For a time he was articled to Bryan de Grineau, who specialised in motor racing artwork -- some of his spectacular illustrations appeared in Modern Wonder magazine in the 1930s. Groves served in the Royal Artillery in the UK and Egypt between 1939-45.

According to his obituary, "He was a gentle and retiring man whose interest in motor sport sprang from boyhood visits to Brooklands in the years following the First World War. His tall figure was well known in the paddocks at Goodwood and Silverstone. where he would make lightning sketches of the cars he delighted to depict at speed. Although motor racing was his main interest, he was a versatile artist and his other work included portraits, landscapes, murals and Christmas cards."

Raymond Vincent Groves died suddenly at his home in Barnes on Boxing Day 1958, aged 45. He was survived by his wife.
 
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