Prints From Curwen | A Very Special Collection
The name Curwen has long been associated with Church Street Gallery in Saffron Walden. From its’ earliest days when the gallery sold prints by renowned painter, printmaker, illustrator, graphic artist, (and Saffron Walden based) Edward Bawden to the present day.
Edward Bawden produced many exceptional prints with Curwen, both the Press and Studio,a huge number of which are now in museums, National, International and Private Collections worldwide. The roll call of artists like Bawden who worked with the studio to produce iconic prints recognised the world over reads like a Who’s Who of Mid 20 th Century printmaking. Henry Moore, John Piper, Elisabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth, Graham Sutherland, John Bellany, Bernard Dunstan, Paula Rego, Mary Fedden etc.
Over the years many artists inspired by Bawden and his contemporaries were drawn to make prints ollaboratively with Curwen. In 2012 Curwen Contemporary hosted the hugely popular ‘Neo Bardfield’ exhibition at Church Street Gallery featuring works by 21 st Century Artists Mark Hearld, Angie Lewin, Carry Akroyd, Paul Catherall, Clare Curtis, Michael Kirkman, Alice Patullo, Ed Kluz, and others alongside works from the studio archive.
In 2020 we are therefore delighted to offer a special collection of Curwen works including exceptional lithographs along with linocuts, screen prints and other original works by artists associated with the studio. Many of the prints come from sold out editions and are rarely available.