These cards were sent annually at New Year to Hayters friends, in this case to the artist Anthony Gross (1905-1984).
Collection of New Year greeting cards by S W Hayter, 19311984
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- Engraving; etching; linocut
- Average: 17 x 25 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,000 ( Total: £8,000)
- Acquired in:
- Mary West
Each is inscribed to Tony and Daisy. The cards form a fascinating series that charts technical developments in Hayters printmaking between 1931 and 1984. Hayters earliest cards were engraved on copper with the burin, the ancient method revived by Hayter. 3 works of 1937-9 have political messages in support of the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War. The colour cards 1954 1968 are mostly of rippling water subjects, closely related to the Abstract Expressionist and op art imagery of Hayters paintings of the period. This collection adds to the group of 31 artists greeting cards from the same period already at the Hunterian.
The Artist; Anthony Gross; by descent.
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