Single A5 postcard featuring Marine Composition by Eduardo Paolozzi, part of the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland.
This is one of several works by Paolozzi from the early 1950s which take fish, animal, and insect life as their subject matter. They were partly inspired by visits to London Zoo and its aquarium. Around this time, the Redfern Gallery had hit on a simple way of commissioning artist lithographs. The gallery sent dye transfer paper to the artists to work on, then the transfer paper was sent to Millers Press, a small lithography studio in Sussex, to be printed.
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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