Robert Tavener RE
Original Limited edition Linocut
SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE ARTIST CIRCA 1967
For almost 50 years Robert Tavener enjoyed a highly successful career as a printmaker, illustrator and teacher. Throughout this time he lived and worked by the South Downs of Sussex. In the 1960s Tavener was commissioned by London Transport to design posters. This commission led to him also creating a series of original linocuts and lithographs celebrating iconic London figures and landmarks.
He received commissions from other important clients such as Shell, the BBC and ICI. He illustrated front covers for Homes and Gardens magazines, the Listener, and Liliput as well as producing hundreds of illustrations for children’s books.
His prints have become highly collected and his work is held in more than 25 public collections including the Government Art Collection and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Tavener’s prints are powerful examples of 1960s graphic design – a period which is increasingly admired.