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The Curwen Studio







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The Curwen Studio is a printmaker and publisher of fine art lithographic prints. Originally founded in 1958 as a subsidiary of the Curwen Press, which itself was founded in 1863 by The Reverend John Curwen (1816-1880) as a means of producing hymn sheets for his congregation. Due to the emergence of artists’ original prints as publications in their own right The Curwen Studio was set up in 1958 under the management of renowned printmaker Stanley Jones MBE (1933-2023). There followed a period when artists including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Graham Sutherland, Elisabeth Frink and John Piper produced many important lithographs at the Studio. 

When the studio moved to Chilford Hall, Cambridge, in 1989, many artists such as Elisabeth Frink, John Hoyland, R B Kitaj, Michael Rothenstein, Eduardo Poalozzi, Ana Maria Pacheco, Peter Blake, Paula Rego and Susan Aldworth continued to use the premises. They also work with King Charles III and HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal to produce lithographs for their charitable trusts. Recent artists to work with Curwen include Angie Lewin, Mark Hearld, Antony Micallef, Karolina Larrusdottir and Nic Fiddian Greene.

Many galleries and publishers also choose the Curwen Studio to produce editions for their artists and clients including Washington Green, De Montfort Fine Art Publishing, Thames & Hudson, Marlborough Fine Art, Richard Nathanson, Belgravia Gallery, Browse and Darby, J Hewett & Sons, Ashgate Publishing, Curwen Gallery, ETOA, Oriel Yns Mon, The Geffrey Museum, Aldeborough Productions, Eyestorm, Northcote Gallery, Laz Inc., Shell Art Collection, TAG Fine Arts, Blenheim Palace, Tate Britain and Tate Enterprises, Bedford Gallery and Cecil Higgins Museum and Liberty amonst others.

The Curwen Studio also enjoys a close link with Tate Britain; donating an archive of prints in 1975 for the exhibition Artists at Curwen and in 2008 celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Studio with a further display at Tate Britain. Tate Publishing commissioned the publication ‘Art & Print: The Curwen Story’, by Alan Powers. Special Limited Editions by Paula Rego, Mark Hearld, Antony Micallef and Mary Dalton were also sold via Tate outlets along with a further Curwen edition by Mark Hearld commissioned by Tate. 

In 2014 The Curwen Studio found a new London home at Worton Hall Studios. They continue to work with leading contemporary artists, publishers and museums from around the world.

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