The Curwen Press was founded by the Reverend John Curwen in East London in 1863. Under the management of his grandson, Harold, a great revolution in 20th century British printmaking occurred, with the Press championing the work of artists such as Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden and Paul Nash, and a host of illustrators, designers, painters and sculptors.
A subsidiary of this was the Curwen Studio. Opened in November 1958 and led by master printmaker Stanley Jones MBE, the Studio grew its reputation internationally, and with it, the long list of artists whose work was produced in collaboration with the studio’s printmakers.
In 2000, Stanley Jones and Sam Alper formed The Curwen Print Study Centre with Lorraine Chitson as Centre Director. This operates as an educational charity offering printmaking courses from premises in Linton, Cambridgeshire. The Curwen Print Study Centre is now in need of new premises to allow both for an additional studio and space to display and store a large print archive, making it available to the public. £250,000 needs to be raised and we are pleased to offer the sale of lots 87-103 to help raise funds. Sworders' Chairman, Guy Schooling, has been appointed ambassador of this fundraising project. www.curwenprintstudy.co.uk
*Stanley Jones MBE (b.1933)
lithograph printed in colours, signed, dated 2010 and numbered 8/20 in pencil
37 x 27cm
Provenance: Curwen Print Study Centre.
*Artist's Resale Right may apply to this lot.
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Sold for £260
Print in good condition. There is only a margin to left edge.
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