John Hall Thorpe
Coloured woodblock print
Signed in pencil by the artist
John Hall Thorpe was an Australian born artist. In the 1890’s he trained in Sydney where he learnt the art of woodblock printing. He continued his training in London where, in the early years of the 20th century, printmaking was undergoing an important artistic renaissance. He attended Heatherley’s School of Art and St Martins School of Art.
He held his first one-man show of his colour woodcuts in London in 1918. He continued to be one of the foremost exhibitors at the Colour Woodcut Society which was formed in 1920.
He became very successful in his lifetime and his work continues to be collected worldwide today because his distinctive hand-made prints are so redolent of early 20th century design.
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