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British prints. - Catalogues, indexes (BNB/PRECIS)
Published to accompany an exhibition at the British Museum, 1990.
Bibliography: pages 238-239.
Vorticism, its friends and foes -- The First World War and the 1920s -- Claude Flight and the linocut -- Woodcuts and surrealism -- Hayter and associates -- 1930s lithographs and the Curwin Group -- Post-war lithography and monotypes -- St. Ives and Corsham -- Post-war abstraction -- Post-war etching -- 1950s lithographs and screenprinting.
"This study, the first devoted primarily to the non-commercial printmaking of the period, begins with the earliest abstract prints by artists such as Edward Wadsworth and David Bomberg. Outstanding among the achievements of the 1920s and 1930s are the spare linocuts of Ben Nicholson, the striking evocations of speed and modernity by Claude Flight and Cyril Power, the adventurous blueprints of John Banting, and the Surrealist engravings of Stanley Hayter, while the 1940s and 1950s saw the monotypes of Robert Colquhoun, Alan Davie and William Gear, the etchings of Lucian Freud and Richard Hamilton, and the remarkable variety of work produced by the St. Ives group. The survey draws to a close with the experimental screenprints and lithographs of the sculptors Reg Butler, Eduardo Paolozzi, William Turnbull and Michael Sandle. Over 230 prints are discussed and illustrated, and biographies and bibliographical information given for each of the 65 artists represented". -Back cover.