Exhibition Opens on Wednesday 20th September - 22nd November 2023

Royal Lithographs: the work of a Prince

This Autumn we will be showing a selection of rarely seen lithographs and proofs from the Curwen archive by HM King Charles III.

The Prince of Wales, as he was then known, made a series of lithographs with the late Master Printer Stanley Jones MBE in the 1990s. His Majesty has always been a talented watercolourist, and through the success of the lithographs, he went on to raise millions of pounds for charities including the Prince’s Trust. The Curwen archive holds some of the working proofs and correspondence relating to the creation of these special works.

Monday - Friday 20th September - 22nd November. Free admission

Stanley Jones MBE 1933 – 2023

It is with immense sadness we share with you the death of Stanley Jones MBE at the age of 89. Stanley died peacefully on 10 February just 2 months after the passing of his beloved wife, Jenny. Our heartfelt thoughts are with his children Matthew and Liza and the extended family.

Stanley was our Founder and Life President of The Curwen Print Study Centre. Curwen was his life’s work from the successful establishment of The Curwen Studio in the 1950’s to the establishment of The Curwen Print Study Centre as an educational charity in the 1990’s.

In the 1950s, after studying lithography in Paris, he returned to Britain to set up the renowned Curwen Print Studio which spearheaded a rapid expansion in British Printmaking. Today he is revered in artistic circles as one of the greatest master printers of all time. His clients read like a rollcall of the 20th century's... Continue reading

Supporting Stanley's Dream

Stanley Jones & Working With Barbara Hepworth

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News and Events

Curwen 21st Certificate Exhibition

Nov 07, 2023

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a-n bursary project blog post: Rob Foster-Jones @ Curwen

Oct 09, 2023

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Exhibition of Royal Lithographs: The work of a Prince 20th September - 16th November 2023

Sep 05, 2023

On 20th September we see the opening of a special exhibition showing a selection of rarely seen lith...

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Printmaking courses for all ages and all abilities

An educational Fine Art Printmaking charity formed in the 1990’s and now firmly established with a reputation for excellence in its field. The course programme offers something for everyone regardless of age or ability. Schools, students and teachers,visit from across the region encouraged by both enrichment and higher exam grades.

The aim of The Study Centre is to preserve and develop the essential experience and skills that underpin the concept of the artist’s original print.