MICHAEL ROTHENSTEIN RA (1908-1993) 'Abstract with tiger & parrots'
(kindly donated by Henrietta Gough)
Linocut, 54 x 36 cms
Edition no. 9/100
£400 - £600
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.
Michael Rothenstein RA Born in 1908, the son of Sir William Rothenstein; his
brother John was Director of the Tate Gallery. He studied art at Chelsea
Polytechnic and the Central School of Arts before settling in rural Essex.
Rothenstein produced landscape watercolours and drawings throughout the 1920s.
In the late 1940s he turned to print making, which remained his abiding
obsession. In the 1950s Rothenstein attended the avant-garde Atelier 17 print studio in
Paris and his work was constantly evolving through the 1960s and beyond. He
made numerous mixed media prints, often using abstract symbols, and his colour
woodcuts and linocuts won international recognition. This, combined with his
outstanding lithographs and screen prints, confirmed Rothenstein’s position at
the very forefront of the 20th century British printmaking renaissance.