Location: The Print Room at LCB Depot, Leicester
Another chance to see the large scale etchings made by Evelyn Gibbs in the 1960s.
Printmaker, painter, pioneer art educationalist and war artist, Evelyn Gibbs RE ARCA was one of the first women to win the coveted Prix de Rome for Engraving, in 1929.
This series of large scale etchings of rock formations were made in Evelyn Gibbs’ London Studio during the 1960s. Since 1963 Evelyn had been using a large etching press that had belonged to her former tutor at the Royal College of Art, Malcolm Osborne. Produced mainly on copper plates, most of the pieces are etching and aquatint prints with a deep bite.