News | Posted on: 07 October 2019
SALES WILL START FROM THE 1ST OF NOVEMBER 2019
• Robert Gillmor MBE, PPSWLA has teamed up with his artist daughter Emily to produce 22 new silk-screen designs, a
remarkable feat given Robert has been recovering from an illness that has seen him hospitalised for almost a year.
• Emily Gillmor, an artist in her own right, who like Robert has a long association with Reading University’s Art department (now a Sessional Tutor) has stepped in as print-maker (an arduous process)
• Hand-printed, limited to between 15–31 of each edition.
• Silk-screen Prints were revived as a medium by the pop artists in the 50s, including Andy Warhol – although screen printing appeared more than 1,000 years ago in China’s Song Dynasty.
• Robert Gillmor is the UK’s most famous living wildlife artist – he’s affectionately known as the grandfather of wildlife art. Now in his 80s, due to restricted mobility, he’s no longer able to make linocuts. In 2015 Robert was awarded an MBE for services to wildlife art. He is one of the UK’s most popular wildlife artists; creator of the RSPB logo, cover artist for Collins’ long-running, flagship New Naturalist series.
WE WILL BE PUTTING ALL THE PRINTS ON THE WEBSITE SHORTLY.