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The Fairground School Print by Barbara Jones

£200.00

Artist(s): Barbara Jones
Medium: Lithograph
Framed: no
Print Size: 50 x 86cm
Paper Size: 50 x 86cm

Artist(s) Biographies:

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Original lithograph by Barbara Jones entitled Fairground produced for the series of School Prints commissioned in the 1940s and 50s.

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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