‘ I was always having difficulty with old nails and bolts which had to be pulled…so, just an extension of what had been an experience’ – (MR)
Michael Rothenstein (1908-1993) Painter of figurative and abstract subjects in oils, watercolours, collage and mixed media; maker of assemblages, printmaker and writer on art.
In 1946, after an early career as a landscape watercolourist, Michael Rothenstein embarked upon his career as a printmaker. He was dedicated to the art of printmaking from this moment onwards and explored working with lithographs, monotypes, etchings, linocuts, woodcuts, screen prints and mixed media In 1957 he worked with Hayter at Atelier 17. From this time onwards printmaking became his main field of activity and a prolific output of colour linocuts, woodcuts. Screenprints and mixed media prints followed over the next four decades. His major contribution to printmaking was the development of the relief print using found objects and materials, a subject on which he wrote three books