After a John Cecil Stephenson painting (1937)
Silk screen print with gouache
12 x 10 inches
No. 5 from the edition of 14
Signed and inscribed in pencil
Estate of the artist.Exhibited - John Cecil Stephenson - Pioneer of Modernism, DLI Museum & Durham Art Gallery, 25 February - 29 April 2012'
Note: John Cecil Stephenson 'Painting 1937', printed and hand finished in gouache in 1963 by his wife Kathleen Guthrie (1905-1981), two years before his death in 1965. Stephenson was one of Britain's pioneering Modernists,a close friend of Ben Nicholson, Naum Gabo, Henry Moore, Herbert Reid,Barbara Hepworth and Piet Mondrian and this silkscreen is based on Stephenson's (Painting 1937) purchased by the Tate in 1963. Sadly Stephenson suffered a stroke in 1961, leaving him unable to make physical work but allowing Guthrie to create for him 3 silkscreen prints from his most successful painting.