|iPlayer programme available until 1:00am on 29th March|
We follow the process all the way from the boat off the Scottish coastline all the way through his habitual processes and the specific ones required for this etching - all the way through to the creation of an artist's proof of in his old warehouse studio in Bermondsey in South London.
From delicate work on the copper plate, through preparation of the aquatint resin that brings shade and texture to the image and the application of the acid which etches the final picture from the copper, the film captures each stage of the process behind his craft.At the same time he talks about how the son of a butcher in Leeds came to go to the Royal College of Art in the early 1960s.
If this is going to be the standard for the series, then I think this is going to be a MUST WATCH programme.
- 1938: Born Leeds
- 1956-61: Leeds College of Art
- 1961-64: Royal College of Art, London
- 1988: Elected Royal Academician
- 1994: Appointed Professor of Etching, University of the Arts
- 2000: Elected Senior Fellow, Royal College of Art
- 2007: Awarded a C.B.E. for Services to Engraving and printing
He has produced work for many significant commissions and has work in prestigious collections all over the world. It also sells pretty fast at the RA Summer Exhibition