This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition at the Osborne Samuel Gallery from 9 May - 4 June, 2016.
Curated specifically to show the diversity, originality and technical expertise; laid out to give an approximate chronological order to the development of printmaking in Britain in the 20th century.
Original prints only; rare and limited editions and radically different.
Prints have always been an integral part of the activities at Osbourne Samuel Gallery and there has always been a passion for them - they have exhibited at the London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy of Arts since its beginning over 30 years ago. Osborne Samuel Gallery are also the founding members of the International Fine Print Dealers Association and have always exhibited at the annual IFPDA print fair in New York.
They exhibit original prints only: nearly all impressions are from limited editions, in most cases numbered and signed by the artists, also exhibiting rare impressions when only a few proofs were made and there is no edition.
These prints are radically different to their late 19th century and early 20th century predecessors.
This catalogue conveys the modernist thread that flows through British printmaking from the revolutionary Vorticist prints of the early 1900s, through the two wars, the inter-war period and to the beginning of the print boom of the early 1960s.