Albert Rutherston

arthur r7Ian Rogerson, Pen, Paper & a Box of Paints: Albert Rutherston, Illustrator and Designer for the Stage (Upper Denby: Fleece Press, 2015). Graphic Arts Collection GA2015- in process
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“Ninety years after the first and only book on Albert Rutherston was published,” notes the book’s colophon, “you now hold one of the 250 copies of this new study.”
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The Graphic Arts collection recently acquired one of the 250 copies of a new study of the pochoir printed designs by British artist Albert Rutherston, published by Fleece Press.

The prospectus notes, “Albert Rutherston is well known as a distinctive book illustrator whose work benefited from the pochoir process employed by the Curwen Press. He illustrated many books and for a short period before the First World War had a profound influence on theatre and stage costume design, though he chose not to pursue this. There has been no book on his work until now.”
arthur r1Albert Rutherston was a figure and landscape painter, book illustrator, and designer of posters and stage sets. He studied at the Slade School from 1898 until 1902 and was a member of the New English Art Club from 1905. Rutherston was Ruskin Master of Drawing at Oxford from 1929 to 1948. –(note from the National Portrait Gallery, London)

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Princeton University Library holds 29 books illustrated by Rutherston, beginning with Ronald Firbank (1886-1926), Inclinations (London: G. Richards, 1916). Rare Books (Ex) PR6011.I7 xI5 1916.

See also: Alan Powers, Art and print: the Curwen story (London: Tate, 2008). Marquand Library (SA) NE628.4 .P69 2008
David McKitterick, Wallpapers by Edward Bawden printed at the Curwen Press (Andoversford, Gloucestershire: Whittington Press, 1989). Graphic Arts Collection (GAX) Oversize 2014-0025F

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