A glorious celebration of the internationally renowned printmaking studio, which has produced work from a wide range of world famous artists.
Lavishly illustrated with works by acclaimed artists as diverse as Henry Moore, Paula Rego, David Hockney, Ken Kiff, Elisabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth, Ceri Richards and Man Ray, this book tells the story of the establishment of the Curwen Studio and the development of Stanley Jones' career as an artist printmaker. The Curwen Studio is a unique organisation in fine art printmaking for artists and photographers and has an outstanding international reputation. It was established in 1958 under the management of Stanley Jones, and has been the birthplace of a number of exciting new developments in printmaking over the years since. Many important lithographs have been produced there by artists including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Graham Sutherland, Elisabeth Frink, Alan Davie, Josef Herman and John Piper. The Tate Gallery in London has recognised the important contribution made by the studio and has established its own 'Curwen Archive'. In 2008 the Studio celebrated its 50th anniversary.
A world-famous stone and plate lithographer, Stanley Jones' whole life has been devoted to printmaking. He lectured in lithography at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, and has worked at the Ecole de Beaux Arts and Atelier Patris in Paris, where he worked with artists including Giacometti, Le Moal, Sugaii, Severini and Soulages. He helped set up The Curwen Studio (one of the first 'open-access' studios available for artists with help from an on-site, technically-expert printmaker), which since 1958 has enabled artists to explore the medium of lithography. Until recently Stanley Jones was President of the Printmakers' Council, and he continues to pursue his own career as an artist. His lithographs and paintings are held in both public and private collections all around the world.