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RED PAINT from the 'Seven colours' series By Michael Rothenstein 1903 - 1993

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Interesting signed woodcut by the well listed British artist William Rothenstein 1903 - 1993


RED PAINT from the 'Seven colours' series


Artist: Michael Rothenstein 1903 - 1993


Colour Woodcut (1974) 


Image size 54 x 25 cm


Signed lower left.




This signed woodcut was originally published in Poems by Edward Lucie Smith (Ltd to 75 copies), printed by Shelley Rose at Argus Studio and containing Seven woodcuts with a screenprint and linocut by Michael Rothenstein. The book and woodcuts were printed by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lion Press, Cambridge. Rothenstein printed most of the editions himself on his giant Columbian press


Born in Hampstead, London, on 19 March 1908, Rothenstein was the youngest of four. He studied at Chelsea Polytechnic and Central School of Arts and Crafts, 1924-7. He had his first one-man show in 1938 and during World War II participated in the Pilgrim Trust Recording Britain project. After the war, he taught printmaking at Camberwell School of Art and was Art Fellow at Sheffield University in 1962.


Rothenstein became one of the most experimental printmakers in Britain during the ‘50s and ’60s. As well as found objects such as wood offcuts and metal debris, he incorporated fresh 20th century imagery into his relief prints, combining photographic material with traditional woodcuts and linocuts. Numerous major galleries currently hold his work, and he was made Hon. RE and elected RA in 1983.