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(b Holywood, County Down, Ireland, Jan 26, 1922).

Australian painter, printmaker, book designer, lecturer, collector, gallery director and publisher of limited edition artists’ books, of Irish decent. He worked as a draughtsman before entering war service in the British Admiralty from 1940 to 1949, including five years in Colombo, where he made sketching trips to jungle temples with the Buddhist monk and artist Manjsiro Thero. Between 1949 and 1951 Adams worked as an exhibition designer in London and studied wood-engraving with Gertrude Hermes in her evening class at the Central School of Arts and Crafts (now Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design). In 1951, after moving to Melbourne, Adams began a 30-year teaching commitment at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), where he instructed many of the younger generation of Australian printmakers, including George Baldessin and Jan Senbergs. A brief return to Britain and Ireland in 1957–8 provided experience with Dolmen Press, Dublin, which published his first book of engravings, ...

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German, 17th century, male.

Active in Heidelberg.

Engraver.

Johann, the brother of Klemens Ammon, worked in Heidelberg and Frankfurt between 1645 and 1654. A publisher of engravings and a bookseller, he and his brother continued the publication of Bibliotheca calcographica after the death of Theodor de Bry....

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German, 15th century, male.

Born c. 1435; died 1504.

Painter, miniaturist, illuminator, writer, printer. Religious subjects.

School of Alsace.

Hans Baemler's name appears for the first time in 1453. He established himself in Augsburg as a printer. His name appears on two miniatures, a Crucifixion...

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 31 July 1804, in Lewes (Sussex); died 11 January 1867, in Sydenham, near London.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, lithographer. History painting, portraits.

George Baxter was the son of a publisher and bookseller and was apprenticed to a wood engraver in London. In ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Active towards the end of the 18th century.

Engraver, print publisher.

Louis Berthet was active in Paris, engraving portraits and genre scenes. Most of his engravings were after Binet, and were made for illustrating books (for example seven engravings for Contemporary Women...

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German, 17th century, male.

Active in Germany.

Draughtsman, engraver (burin), print publisher. Ornaments, decorative designs, frontispieces.

Paul Birckenhultz's engravings included ornamental plates, frontispieces and various works for silver- and goldsmiths. Mention should also be made of an engraving depicting The Four Elements.

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Draughtsman, engraver (wood), illustrator.

Bongini was an engraver of the drawings of Carlo Chiostri. He also produced his own drawings, mainly for the Florentine publisher Salani. He illustrated Bürger's Münchhausen in 1924 and an Italian edition of Swift's Gulliver's Travels in ...

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 3 February 1787, in Überlingen on Lake Constance; died 13 May 1862, in Basel.

Lithographer.

Brodtmann was a printer and bookseller and lived in Zurich and Schaffhausen.

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British, 20th–21st century, male.

Born November 1939, London.

Printer, printmaker, writer, poet, graphic artist. Artists’ books.

The son of a London docker, Ken Campbell was apprenticed in 1956 to a letterpress printer in Stepney Green and studied at the London College of Printing in 1959...

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French Canadian, 20th century, female.

Born in London, to an English mother and a French father.

Painter, draughtswoman, engraver, poet, publisher. Artists' books.

Visual Poetry.

Cozette de Charmoy has lived and worked in London, Canada and Switzerland, but did not go to art school in either England or Canada. She was inspired to become an artist by her knowledge of the avant-garde movements of the Sixties and Seventies, and by the people she met, most notably Henri Chopin, the publisher of the ...

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American, 20th century, female.

Born 1963, in Inglewood (California).

Book artist, printmaker (letterpress). Papermaking.

Julie Chen received her BFA in printmaking from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989. While a student she founded Flying Fish Press. She began graduate studies in book arts at Mills College in Oakland in ...

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British, 18th century, male.

Active in Englandc.1720.

Engraver.

John Cole worked a good deal with publishers and bookshops providing portraits and ex libris plates. He made engravings of a number of monuments and a copy of a print by Martin Rota from Michelangelo's ...

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David Alexander

(b Kingston upon Hull, 1770; d London, 12 or March 14, 1812).

English publisher and engraver. He studied in London under Francesco Bartolozzi and engraved a number of book illustrations but was best known as a publisher, issuing the designs by William Blake for Robert Blair’s poem The Grave (London, 1743). In 1805 Cromek commissioned Blake to draw and engrave the designs, but Blake felt betrayed when Cromek engaged Luigi Schiavonetti instead because he saw that Blake’s style of engraving would not please the public (for further discussion see Blake, William). Blake was further annoyed when Cromek commissioned Thomas Stothard to paint the Canterbury Pilgrims (1806; London, Tate; for illustration see Stothard family, §1), an idea that Blake thought had been stolen from him; in 1809 Blake published a very successful singly issued print of it. Bentley has shown that although Cromek had considerable understanding and sympathy for Blake his treatment of him helped to increase the artist’s isolation....

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 23 June 1838, in Romont.

Painter, watercolourist, lithographer, draughtsman, illustrator.

Dumas studied in Romont and in Fribourg and produced la Fronde a short-lived satirical journal. His works include a watercolour view of Romont exhibited in Lausanne in 1887. He alternated between being a soldier, a teacher and a man of letters....

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 14 June 1882, in Paris; died 25 May 1959, in Villez-sous-Bailleul (Eure).

Draughtsman, illustrator, lithographer.

Harry Elliott was a son of a printer and lithographer in Paris. He chose an English pseudonym because he liked the work of English illustrators. He illustrated magazines and books, and produced lithographs and prints made on zinc, showing hunting scenes, golf, billiards, interiors, seascapes and other subjects....

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Annette Faber

(fl Leipzig, 1592; d after 1617).

German painter, illustrator and printmaker. In 1592 he was granted the freedom of Leipzig, where he worked mainly as an illustrator for the publisher Henning Gross. He specialized in views and plans of towns, including Moscow, Wrocław, Venice, Istanbul and Jerusalem. His etchings illustrated the Persianische Reise (Leipzig, 1609) by ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Active in Grenoble.

Died 4 October 1686.

Engraver.

This artist was also a printer and bookseller. He is cited as having produced various religious subjects and portraits, dated from 1666 to 1686.

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British, 19th century, male.

Engraver (wood).

W. Gorway worked as an illustrator of romances in the London Journal in the style of the drawings of John Gilbert.

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Feliciano Benvenuti

(b Forlì; fl c. Venice, 1480–1528).

Italian publisher, printer and woodcutter. He went to Venice c. 1480, where, with his brother Giovanni de’ Gregoriis, he set up a press that produced many of the most admired illustrated books of the time (e.g. Boccaccio’s Decameron, 1492; for illustration see Boccaccio, Giovanni). From 1505 to 1528 he ran the press on his own. In 1517 he published a five-block edition of Titian’s Triumph of Christ (e.g. Bassano del Grappa, Mus. Civ.; and see 1976–7 exh. cat., no. 2) and two other woodcuts designed by Titian: the Virgin and Child with SS John the Baptist and Gregory the Great (see 1976–7 exh. cat., no. 13), which also bears the monogram of Lucantonio degli Uberti, and a Martyrdom of St Cecilia, which is signed and dated.

F. Mauroner: Le incisioni di Tiziano (Venice, 1943/R 1982)Tiziano e la silografia veneziana del cinquecento (exh. cat., ed. M. Muraro and ...

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Gryphe  

German, 16th century, male.

Born probably, in Reutlingen (Baden-Württemberg).

Printer, engraver (wood).

The brother of Sébastien Gryphe (1493-1556), he lived from 1532 to 1545 in Paris and Lyons where he was a printer and bookseller. Rondot (in his Art and Artists at Lyons...