Our print department reflects our strength in Modern British Art and ranges from works by David Bomberg, CRW Nevinson, Edward Wadsworth, Paul Nash and Edward McKnight Kauffer at the beginning of the 20th century to post-war lithography from the Stanley Jones Archive. The gallery also has substantial collections of prints by Henry Moore and also works by Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and other St Ives artists. Victor Pasmore and Elisabeth Frink are also well represented in the gallery’s stock.
Osborne Samuel have specialised in the work of the printmakers at the Grosvenor School of Modern in London’s Pimlico district during the 1930s under the tutelage of Claude Flight who taught a revolutionary method of using the simple linocut with such dynamic and colourful effect. These linocuts are now internationally renowned and bought by collectors and museums in the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The gallery is the leading dealer in this work having established an international market over the years. The gallery has also specialised in the linocuts of Edward Bawden and Michael Rothenstein.
Contemporary printmaking is also a feature of the gallery’s stock with works by Frank Auerbach, Lucian Freud, William Kentridge, Grayson Perry, Marc Quinn to name a few and we continue to look at other new publications to introduce to our collectors.
Our prints are regularly shown at specialist print fairs , each April at the London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy of Art in Piccadilly and each November at the International Fine Print Dealers Association fair at the Park Avenue/ 67th Street Armory in New York City.
This year in mid-September 2014 we will mount a major show of the prints of CRW Nevinson to launch the co-publication with Lund Humphries Publishing of CRW Nevinson: The Complete Prints. This will be the first major exhibition of Nevinson’s prints since the Leicester Galleries exhibition in 1977 and the Imperial War Museum’s highly acclaimed survey show of his paintings and selected prints in 1999-200 and will consist of some of his most celebrated and poignant images of The Great War to subjects of London, New York and Paris in the immediate post-war years.
Osborne Samuel works closely with private buyers as well as museums and institutional and corporate collectors. We aim to show the very best of Modern British and International art at the gallery and at the art fairs and would be pleased to advise, whether you are a new or established collector. We are also always looking to acquire works in our specialist areas.