Oct 18, 2021
Stanley Jones MBE Master Printmaker worked with many renowned artists from the 20th Century during his lifetime of printmaking at Curwen. Barbara Hepworth was one of these artists. Stanley has recently been filmed in The Curwen Print Study Centre talking about his time working with Barbara, and this intimate portrayal gives an insight into how she worked and her thought processes. The film was produced by The Hepworth Wakefield and is available below for you to view.
Stanley talks about how Barbara approached making her series of Lithographs, and even how she got him up to work through the night in her enthusiasm and determination to work on the prints. Two sets of lithographs were produced with Stanley including the series 'The Aegean Suite' (1971) which developed Hepworth’s fascination with Greece and made links between geometric forms and sites associated with ancient Greek culture. The Hepworth Wakefield offers this portfolio of reproduction prints from The Aegean Suite for sale on their website in celebration of the gallery’s 10th anniversary in May 2021.