Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art
Anthony Gross - Woman and Wheelbarrow

Anthony Gross (1905-1984)

Woman and Wheelbarrow 1956

Etching; 46 x 52 cms

Signed and titled
Edition 10/50
Provenance: Cambridgeshire Education Committee
(There is another copy of this work in the Victoria & Albert Museum collection)

Note: Studied at the Slade School for a short while and then attended evening classes in etching at Central School of Arts and Crafts. Specialist print dealer W R Deighton showed the artist's etchings early on. Gross undertook further studies at Academie Julian and École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Extensive travel throughout Europe provided rich subject matter. He lived mostly in France, often returning to Britain to undertake various projects. Gross became interested in animation and worked on the film La Joie de Vivre amongst many other highly regarded animations. During the War he was appointed an Official War Artist. He published the authoritative book Etching, Engraving and Intaglio Printing by Oxford University Press in 1970. Elected a Royal Academician and awarded CBE in 1982.

Price: £1,350