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Colour Cuts by Allen William Seaby and John Edgar Platt

Colour Cuts by Allen William Seaby and John Edgar Platt

Starts: September 28 - 10:00am
Ends: November 25 - 4:00pm

This exhibition explores the work of two of the greatest exponents of colour woodblock prints, Allen William Seaby (1867-1953) and John Edgar Platt (1886-1967).

Japanese colour woodcut prints had a big influence on European art from the end of the 19th century.

Seaby and Platt’s work married English landscape and wildlife subjects with a Japanese aesthetic. Delicately coloured and very evocative of their time, these prints are now once again fashionable and highly sought after.

This is a unique exhibition of both printmakers’ work in partnership with the artists’ families. The exhibition also looks at the paintings of Platt’s son Michael and the prints of Seaby’s grandson Robert Gillmor, as well as featuring prints and drawings made by Seaby during regular camping trips to the New Forest.

Read a review by print expert, Hilary Chapman