Leighton, Clare

(1898 – 1989)

Lo Children Are an Heritage BPL 660, 1952

£1,800.00

Original woodblock, cancelled

2 1/16 x 3 15/16 in. (5.2 x 10.1 cm)

1 in stock

DESCRIPTION

Provenance:
The Artist’s Nephew

Lo Children Are an Heritage was originally printed in an edition of 75 as part of The Book of Psalms and the First Psalm of David, the Book of Proverbs, The Book of Ecclesiastes, King James version (New York, Doubleday Co. Inc.) 1952, page 183.

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THE ARTIST

Leighton, Clare

1898 – 1989

Clare Leighton attended the Brighton School of Art (1915), the
Slade School of Fine Art (1921’23) and the Central School of Arts
and Crafts. Despite her childhood nickname ‘The Bystander’, she
became a hugely visible artist on both sides of the Atlantic, and her
vast oeuvre includes engravings, paintings, bookplates, illustrations
and stained glass. Her twelve plates for Wedgwood, New England
Industries, 1952, are amongst her best-known work. 

She exhibited with the SWE in London (1923) and at the
1934 Venice Biennale ‘ attaining full membership to the Royal
Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in the same year. She also
made several tours of the United States, becoming a naturalised
citizen in 1945. By the time of her death, Leighton had authored
twelve books and made over 840 prints.

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