The Prints of Anthony Gross – A catalogue raisonne
Artist(s): Anthony Gross
Author(s): Robin Herdman
Year published: 1991
Publisher: Lund Humphries
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 128
Illustrations: 13 colour, 400 b&w images
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The painter-etcher Anthony Gross (1905–1984) was one of the outstanding print-makers of his generation. Between 1920 and the year of his death he produced about 400 etchings, engravings and lithographs. The subjects of his work form an almost continuous record of his early travels in Europe and North Africa, and his later periods of residence in England and France, as well as his years as War Artist.
The development of his highly personal vision can be traced from the early French, Spanish and North African landscapes in the manner of Rembrandt, through the linear work of the 1930s, to his almost abstract post-war work and the later engraved scenes of life in rural France and urban London.
This comprehensive catalogue contains over 400 reproductions of all of Gross’s known prints. The text is based on his own notebooks and a long study of the prints in the possession of his family and in various public and private collections. Alan Windsor, a former pupil of Anthony Gross, writes in a technical note an account of the many innovations Gross brought to the process of print-making.