Stanley Jones b.1933
Stanley Jones early training was at Wigan School of Art and from there he went to Slade School of Fine Art in London. Following his Studies in London, he moved to Paris to work at the Ecole de Beaux Arts for a time before moving to the Atelier Patris, Montparnasse in Paris where he gained much experience in stone and zinc plate lithography and was also fortunate enough to work with artists like Giacometti, Le Moal, Sugali, Severini and Soulages.
In 1958 Robert Erskine persuaded Stanley to return to London to help set up the Curwen Studio and create an environment in which artists had the freedom to work in printmaking. At the same time he took up a post at the Slade School to lecture in lithography. It was a perfect combination enabling him to work with artists, students and to produce his own work.
Stanley has devoted his life to the execution and promotion of printmaking. Not only has he guided such famous sculptors as Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth into the two dimensional world of graphic image making, but he has also, in later years, introduced generations of art students to the magic of letting their imaginations roam freely on paper at the Curwen Print Study Centre.... read more