Grey Horses School Print by Tom Gentleman
Artist(s): Tom Gentleman
Number of Editions: Unknown
Print Size: 49.5 × 76cm
Paper Size: 49.5 × 76cm
Grey Horses School Print by Tom Gentleman. One of the Original School Prints from the series produced in 1946.
Printed in England at the Baynard Press for School Prints Ltd London.
About the School Prints
Towards the end of the Second World War Brenda Rawnsley and her husband Derek had the idea of bringing contemporary art to young children who would otherwise not have had the opportunity to see ‘good’ work. Within a few years Brenda had set up School Prints Ltd to sell original lithographs to schools and had commissioned several of the most important living artists for her scheme.
Brenda Rawnsley sought the advice and assistance of the art historian Herbert Read and between them they chose the artists. The printing was undertaken by the Baynard Press from stones or zinc plates drawn by the artists, who were asked to use no more than six colours. The prints, being original lithographs, were often the first real art seen by young people of that period and are typical of their time.
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