Kathleen Guthrie: From a painting by Cecil Stephenson 1938, c 1960 - on British Abstract Art


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Kathleen Guthrie:
From a painting by Cecil Stephenson 1938, c 1960

Unmounted (ref: 10308)

Signed and titled
Silkscreen and crayon 

11 13/16 x 9 7/8 in. (30 x 25 cm) (image size)

Tags: Kathleen Guthrie crayon silkscreen Abstract Art Master Designs

Provenance: The Artist's family

Literature:  A Poet's Eye, The Paintings of Kathleen Guthrie, Jonathan Eastaway, Cartmel Press, 1999, p. 43

Silk screen print by Kathleen Guthrie from a painting by Cecil Stephenson 1938, (same size).  Original painting bought by Anthony D'Offay

Issued in an edition of 14

Guthrie was introduced to the technique of silk screen printing as early as 1954, by Linnet Guthrie, the daughter of her first husband Robin - by the 1960's  she had mastered the art and become one of the most accomplished practioners of any generation.    In collaboration with her husband (possibly resulting from the fact that after1960 Stephenson, who died in 1966, was incapacitated by a series of strokes) Kathleen reproduced, as silk screens, three of Stephensons iconic Abstracts from 1936, 1937 and 1938.  Inspired by this experiment Guthrie embarked,  in the  late 1960's,  on her Camelot prints, a series of bold hard edged abstract designs with  pure fields of colour, often using daring combinations.

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