LOPF Bulletin June 2019

All the Rembrandts

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Last chance to see the Museum's spectacular collection of Rembrandt prints. The Exhibition closes on Monday 10 June with extended opening hours on Sunday and Monday until 21:00hrs

LOPF Bulletin May 2019

Chika Osaka, winner of the inaugural Jerwood Printmaking Today Prize 

at LOPF 2019 

Chika Osaka The rice that just served 

Lithograph with  rice embossing

Nominated by Hanga Ten

LOPF Bulletin May 2019

The Holburne Museum, Bath,

Winner of the 2019 Hallett Independent Acquisitions Award 

at LOPF 2019

Pablo Bronstein

Design for a cake basket and two muffineers en-suite II, 2017
Hard ground etching hand-coloured with Lemon Yellow ink

Cornelia Parker, RA

Fox Talbot’s Articles of Glass (all that are left) From Fox Talbot’s Articles of Glass, 2017, a set of nine polymer photogravure etchings

LOPF Bulletin May 2019

Tania Blanco, winner of the MARA LOPF NOW prize 

for printmaking in the RA Schools

at LOPF 2019

Launched by LOPF in 2014, the MARA LOPF NOW prize is open to all students at the Royal Academy Schools, awarded for a work of art incorporating print. Since 2016 the prize has been sponsored by the Tim and Belinda Mara Trust. 

Tania Blanco Letizia Lunares

LOPF Bulletin April 2019

Hallett Independent Acquisitions Award

We are delighted to announce our shortlist of winners for the 2019 Hallett Independent Acquisitions Award:

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge;

Guy's and St Thomas's, London

The Holburne Museum, Bath;

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester;

University of Stirling Art Collection, Stirling;

The shortlisted  institutions will each receive a print donated by a Royal Academician and the winner, to be announced on Wednesday 24 April, will receive an award of £8,000, sponsored by Hallett Independent Insurance, to be spent on a print or prints at the Fair.

‘I was able to select and purchase a number of prints that we just would not have been able to consider acquiring without the prize money. [Our Prints] are all now providing some much needed colour and interest in our Chemotherapy Day Care department at Charing Cross Hospital – in fact the Rose Blake works were situated in a consultation room, and the staff there have requested they are moved to a larger room to be seen by more people as they like them so much!’ 

Delphine Allier, Art Curator at Imperial Health Charity

Rose Blake, One hundred and Eight Glasses and a Lemon 

LOPF Bulletin April 2019

The Jerwood Foundation has a long tradition of supporting early-career artists. This new prize is open to artists up to the age of 35 who are excelling in the field of printmaking. Exhibitors at LOPF have been invited to nominate artists whose work demonstrates a deep understanding of the medium or a fresh approach to printmaking. Chaired by Anne Desmet RA (former Editor of Printmaking Today) the judging panel includes Philippa Hogan-Hern, General Director Jerwood; Helen Rosslyn, Director LOPF; and Catherine Daunt, Hamish Parker Curator of Prints, British Museum.  The shortlist will be announced 15 April and their work displayed at this year’s Fair. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 24 April. 

For more information click here

LOPF Bulletin March 2019

"Sir Joshua Reynolds, founding President of the Royal Academy, had a great print collection, including etchings by Rembrandt, who was himself a print collector." 

Helen Rosslyn, Fair Director, A Buyer's Guide to Prints

LOPF Bulletin March 2019

Prints at The Fitzwilliam, Cambridge 

The Fitzwilliam Museum’s current exhibition Enriching Collections celebrates the generosity of benefactors and donors who have helped to enrich the collection of prints and drawings, by highlighting a number of exceptional works bought with funds raised or donated. Amongst the prints on display are works by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), Paul Delvaux (1894-1994), Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962) and Grayson Perry (born 1960).
Running in tandem with this is The Gentle Art: Friends and Strangers in Whistler’s Prints, an exhibition of prints by James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), including etchings, drypoints and lithographs from the Fitzwilliam’s collection, focussing on people.

LOPF Bulletin February 2019

Julian Trevelyan: The Artist and His World

A reminder to make a trip to Pallant House in Chichester this month to see printmaker Julian Trevelyan’s first solo show in 20 years. The Exhibition brings together 90 paintings and prints as well as rarely-seen sketchbooks, letters and photographs. Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, until 10 February.

Image: Wings of a Dove, 1997, etching with colour, courtesy of LOPF exhibitor Osborne Samuel. 

LOPF Bulletin January 2019

'Prints I Wish I Had Published' 

Bernard Jacobson Gallery

Current Exhibition

Print Publisher Bernard Jacobson celebrates 50 years in the business with an inspired and beautifully presented exhibition 'Prints I Wish I Had Published'

'Prints are generally less expensive than paintings, because in more plentiful supply, but they are not necessarily inferior. Indeed, they maybe just as good or better.' 

Martin Gayford, The Spectator

Read full article here

LOPF Bulletin January 2019

In Print: Making Impressions

Watts Contemporary Gallery is presenting, in partnership with Gwen Hughes Fine Art, ‘In Print: Making Impressions’ which is running from Friday 12th October – Sunday 6th January. The next instalment in Watts Contemporary Gallery's distinguished In Print annual exhibition series – celebrates the art of printmaking in all its eclectic variety. Featuring nine major techniques and some of the foremost names in British printmaking today, including Chris Orr RA, In Print: Making Impressions will present the best in linocut, lithograph, screenprint, drypoint, and everything in between.

The artists featured in this exhibition are: Chris Orr RA (lithograph) – whose work is in public collections such as The British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and the Royal Academy - Faith Chevannes (drypoint), Hester Cox (collagraph), Hilary Daltry (woodcut), Anne Gournay (etching), Anna Harley (screenprint), Anita Klein and Susan Wheeler (linocut), and Howard Phipps and John Bryce (wood engraving). The exhibition includes artworks seen publicly for the first time: Anita Klein, The Thank-you Flowers; Faith Chevannes, Our Fascinating Starlings; John Bryce, Autumn Gale; Anna Harley, Moon Fruit II, Gold Leaf II.

Hilary Daltry, Clementines, Hand-printed woodcut

LOPF Bulletin December 2018

Royal Academician, Norman Ackroyd talks about his own etchings and a woodcut by Paul Gauguin

from LOPF 2018

LOPF Bulletin October 2018

Only Artists 

BBC Radio 4

Catch up with one of the Royal Academy's best-loved printmakers Norman Ackroyd in conversation with Robert Macfarlane 

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