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Jennifer Dickson RA (b.1936) - Signed 1983 Colour Xerox, A Garden for Birgit



A striking colour xerox by prolific British artist Jennifer Dickson. Working typically across printmaking and photography, this artwork is typical of Dickson's penchant for the alienating and banal. Simultaneously nostalgic and strange Dickson's colour palette is hallucinatory and dreamlike, presenting an alternative imaginary figured within the historical British garden.

Titled, editioned and signed in pencil below the plateline, as shown.

On wove.


In excellent condition. This piece has come straight out of the portfolio box with protective tissue paper.


23.6 x 15.4cm (9.3" x 6.1")
Sheet: 30.5 x 30.3cm (12" x 11.9")

Collection Information

These works are from a cased set of prints by artists who were associated with the Swedish printmaker and modernist Birgit Skiöld, entitled 'A Tribute to Birgit Skiöld'. The artists featured in this portfolio were taught by or worked with Skiöld.

Birgit Skiöld (1923-1982) was a Swedish printmaker and modernist, heralded as one of the most important printmakers of the 20th century. She exhibited at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in London as well as holding one man exhibitions throughout England and abroad. From 1958 until her untimely death in May 1982, Birgit ran the highly successful Print Workshop in the basement of 28 Charlotte Street, London. The workshop was the first open-access professional print workshop in England and soon became a destination of choice for such celebrated artists as David Hockney, Eduardo Paolozzi, Joe Tilson and Victor Pasmore. In tribute to her enormous contribution to printmaking, the V&A held an exhibition of Birgit’s work in 2011. Sulis Fine Art have a separate collection of her works available.

After the artist's death, as commemorative project was produced, entitled ‘A Tribute to Birgit Skiold’ to raise funds for the Birgit Skiold Memorial Trust. 118 artists from various countries contributed free of charge an edition of 25 prints in the 30 x 30 cm format, to create a portfolio of three volumes. Following the preface, tributes were provided by Graham Reynolds, Nils Stenquist, John McEwen, James Kirkup and Pat Gilmour, as well as poems by Edward Lucie-Smith and James Kirkup. The British Museum holds one of the editions.

The present works are taken from the first volume of edition 18, published by the Birgit Skiöld Memorial Trust and distributed by Pimlico Press, London in 1983. The volume is number 18 of the edition.

We have included images of the original volume box and frontispiece for reference only - you will not receive these with your purchase.

If you are interested in purchasing the volume as a whole (including the original case), please get in touch.

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Artist Biography

Jennifer Dickson is a painter, printmaker and teacher, born in Piet Retief, South Africa. She studied at Goldsmiths' College, 1954-59 and then at then at Atelier 17 in Paris with Stanley Hayter. In 1962 she held a solo exhibition at New Vision Centre, London, with others at the Zwemmer Gallery, London, 1965, and University of Sussex, 1967. Dickson is a member of the RE and was elected RA in 1976. She was also Head of Printmaking at Brighton College of Art, then taught at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada having relocated to Canada in 1969 where she taught at the Saidye Bronfman Centre in Montréal. In 1988 she was made a Doctor of Laws at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada and was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 1995. In 2002 Dickson received the Victor Tolgesy Arts Award from the Council for the Arts in Ottawa for her contribution to the arts in Ottawa, where she lives and works.

Dickson has exhibited internationally and work is held by the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, Birmingham City Art Gallery, British Museum, Ferens Art Gallery, Museums Sheffield, National Gallery of Canada, Hermitage, Leningrad, Metropolitan Museum, New York, Portsmouth Art Gallery, Towner Art Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, South London Art Gallery and the V&A.

More Information
Code pq853
Artist Jennifer Dickson RA (b.1936)
Date 1983
Dimensions 23.6 x 15.4cm
Framed No
Medium Digital Print
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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