school prints 1940s


The idea behind School Prints was to produce original

artworks for display in schools. The technical progress

in lithographic techniques made it possible for artists

to produce images that could be printed directly and

machine presses made it possible to produce quite

large editions that could be sold cheaply.


The story of these prints is included in Robin Garton's

British Printmaking published by Scolar Press 1992,

and in Ruth Artmonsky's School Prints - a romantic project.


A first series of prints was published in 1947.

A second by masters of European art was

published in 1949.

A third series was published on the occasion

of the Festival of Britain in 1951.

the winning side by James Boswell 1951

available from our shop p.o.a.


school prints book

new edition available at £13


The prints below are sold

They are from the second series published in 1949.





January - 14th March exhibition at Masalls Gallery Kent


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