Single A5 postcard featuring Composition by Eduardo Paolozzi, part of the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland.
This lithograph was one of the first editioned prints Paolozzi ever made. It was published by the Redfern Gallery in London in 1951. In 1949 he had begun teaching textile design at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London, and Composition is very closely related to some of the fabric designs he produced around this time. While Paolozzi was by this point familiar with screen printing techniques, lithography was new to him. Lithography, literally ‘stone drawing’, uses a limestone block, polished smooth to create a surface from which to print.
Scottish artist, Eduardo Paolozzi (7 March 1924 – 22 April 2005), was born in Leith near Edinburgh. He is best known for his pioneering developments in the iconic Pop Art movement, but he is also widely considered for his bronze sculptures, screenprints and collages. Paolozzi was particularly interested in the mass media and in science and technology and studied in Edinburgh, London and spent two years in Paris from 1947 – 1949. Alongside teaching at various art schools, Paolozzi developed his artistic practices in printmaking and sculptures and gained worldwide recognition for his incredible artwork.
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