Monday, 14 March 2011

Barbara Peyton - Printmaker

Here is a lovely strong art deco image for you. Signed Barbara Peyton and dated 1933. It appears to be a woodcut with some finer wood engraving simply printed in black on a white paper. However; as with so many of these simpler prints it has been very difficult tracking down any detail about the artist.

There is a short entry in the Encyclopaedia of British Artist which confirms that she was an artist who lived in Hayes, Kent and exhibited at the Royal Academy.

A quick bit of googling has added a little bit more detail with confirmation the she was a student at  the Central School of Arts and Crafts; what is now the University of the Arts London - Central St Martins. They have a wood engraving of a Goat dated 1932 with their museum collection.
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