The Incisive Line: prints, paintings & drawings By Richard Fozard (1925 - 2000).

Desmet, Anne (2002) The Incisive Line: prints, paintings & drawings By Richard Fozard (1925 - 2000). Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture.

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Richard Fozard’s fine engravings and etchings present a potent vision of landscape. He was an individual and a spiritual artist in the tradition of Samuel Palmer. Fozard’s career as an artist-printmaker began in 1939 when, at 14 years of age, he entered the litho-art studio of the Gilchrist brothers (process engravers) who paid for him to take evening classes in design and life drawing.With the onset of the Second World War, the firm’s work changed and he took work on the land, returning to his childhood love: the Yorkshire Dales. In 1961 he moved to Hornsey College of Art, later to be merged with Middlesex Polytechnic (now University), lecturing three days per week until 1986. As a teacher, he always emphasised the primacy of good draughtsmanship and, as a printmaker, he was a seasoned and patient master of his craft whose students were inspired by the experience of watching him ink, wipe and print an intaglio plate. This exhibition is the first major retrospective survey of his collected works - etchings, copper engravings, woodcuts, pen and ink drawings and watercolours - ever to be held. It will offer a unique opportunity to assess the strength of his works and to celebrate his artistic vision and accomplishments, establishing him as a notable, individual figure in that special tradition of English, poetic, pastoral art.

Item Type:Other
Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Art and Design > Art & Design
ID Code:3239
Deposited On:18 Feb 2010 10:37
Last Modified:18 Jul 2014 17:13

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