Goldmark Gallery Visit

Spent a very pleasant day meeting Mike Goldmark in his Uppingham Gallery, the wealth of visual material is over whelming, walls adorned with Tenniel engravings, Lautrec drypoints, Piper lithographs. Urban Street Art in the form of screenprints have been produced down the road at the Goldmark atelier. I only had to mention Anthony Gross and the next minute plan chest drawers were opening with more original prints of Gross than you would see in a lifetime. What about Ravilious..step this way, Ardizzone over on that wall…one great discovery for me was Francis Davison an artist who utilised collage extensively. He was married to margaret Mellis and so the St Ives link grows wider. Mike Goldmark was very generous in personally inviting me to peruse through very rare volumes and portfolos of prints. A highlight was a pochoir edition of Graham Sutherland’s sketchbook and a suite of prints that comprised Gross’s illustrations for Les Enfants Terribles. I wasnt in a position to buy anything, indeed i’d gone down with the intention to sell but if I was i’d have bought a Francis Davison collage and a Sir William Hayter drypoint


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