The School Prints: A Romantic Project Paperback – 24 Dec 2006
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About the Author
Ruth Artmonsky trained as a psychologist. On her retirement from her associate directorship of a leading psychometric consultancy she ran a small art gallery. Her particular interests are the 'jobbing' artist and the democratisation of art. She has written and published a number of books on British mid-20th century art. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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As much as anything, this book profiles Brenda Rawnsley, who inherited the embyronic School Prints company on the death of her husband Derek, killed during WW2 in 1943. In 1946 (a war widow aged just 30) she resolved to revive the company, despite having little or no knowledge of art or indeed business. Perhaps this ultimately resulted in the commercial catastrophe that was the 'European' series of prints (Braque, Miro, Dufy, Picasso etc) launched in 1949, which are now the most collected of the original School Prints.
Ruth Artmonsky has a natural talent for unearthing long-forgotten subjects and publishing lovingly put-together books about them. This book is no exception and is throughly recommended to anyone with an interest in this worthy but commercially flawed attempt at marrying art and education, and also essential to art dealers and collectors alike.