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Tony Foster (b.1946) - Signed 1983 Silkscreen, Four Headlands, South Cornwall

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Description

A striking colour screenprint by Cornish artist Tony Foster. Editioned and signed in pencil to the lower right.

On wove.

Condition

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

Size

25.8 x 26.4cm (10.2" x 10.4")
Sheet: 30.9 x 30.5cm (12.2" x 12")

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 seperate 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

Tony Foster was a painter, born in Lincolnshire. He attended Birmingham School of Art 1966-69. He lived and taught in the Cayman Islands for two years from 1972 before returning to study at Cardiff School of Art & Design, 1976-78. He has exhibited at the Mellon Centre for British Art at Yale University and at the Smithsonian Museum.

During the late 1980’s he spent four months walking and painting in the Grand Canyon, the results of which were exhibited at Newlyn Orion Gallery and in the USA. His major walking journeys include Travels without a Donkey in the Cevennes in 1982, a 250 mile walk in the Sierra Nevada in 1985, a series of journeys in Costa Rica in 1988-89, a 406 mile canoe and raft journey down the Salmon River in Idaho, 1999-2003 and hikes in the Himalayas in 2002. The resulting works have been seen variously at museums across America and at the RWS, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter and at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro. Foster has work in many national US collections including the Autry National Center, Los Angeles, Denver Art Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, Sierra Nevada Museum of Art and David Findlay Galleries, New York.

More Information
Code pq845
Artist Tony Foster (b.1946)
Date 1983
Dimensions 25.8 x 26.4cm
Framed No
Medium Serigraph
Style Realism
Subject Seascape & Coastal
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