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Four Seasons (from Eighteen Small Prints) by Ivor Abrahams

Four Seasons (from Eighteen Small Prints) by Ivor Abrahams

Bernard Jacobson Gallery (IFPDA)




Edition Size: 100

Sheet Size: 18 x 59 cm


Condition: Pristine

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Ivor Abrahams

Four Seasons (From Eighteen Small Prints)


Lithograph, Edition of 100

21 x 59 cms (8 x 23 ins)


Eighteen Small Prints is a portfolio of 18 prints in several medium, in editions of 100 (with 12 proof sets), published by Bernard Jacobson in 1973. It unites the most famed British and American artists of the time, such as Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Eduardo Paolozzi, Patrick Caulfield and others.

Eighteen Small Prints followed on from another portfolio of screenprints published the previous year by the Bernard Jacobson Gallery entitled 14 BIG Prints. At this time, a number of contemporary artists had been experimenting with the medium of screenprinting; the earlier portfolio, as its title suggests, was one of the first to exploit the medium’s ability to create prints on a larger scale. Some of the other artists invited to make prints for the first portfolio were Peter Blake, Bernard Cohen, Robyn Denny, John Hoyland and Eduardo Paolozzi. The story goes that it was Peter Blake who suggested to Bernard Jacobson that, as a riposte to 14 BIG Prints, he might ask artists to make prints on a very small scale, through a note left at the original gallery.


The Artist

Ivor Abrahams

British ceramicist, sculptor and printmaker Ivor Abrahams was born in 1935 in Lancashire, England. Despite the opposition of his parents, Abrahams attended Saint Martins School of Art to study sculpture under Anthony Caro and Frank Martin, followed by the Camberwell School of Art. After completing his studies, he travelled around Europe, visiting works of art for inspiration before returning home to begin his own career. He became known for polychromatic prints and sculptures, depicting garden scenes, cityscapes, mythological scenes, animals (particularly owls) and the human figure. It is said his depictions of gardens are more about the English concept of a garden than a realistic portrayal of one.

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