Prints have played an important part in British art since Hogarth saw their value in distributing images to a wide public. His vibrant etchings and engravings still provide one of the best visual records of early 18th Century London.
Since then, prints have enabled hundreds of people to enjoy both humour through caricature and the beauties of the British landscape. From the start of the 20th Century artists have produced spectacular bodies of work in print, such as the haunting lithographs of the First World War artists Nash and Nevinson, the iconic linocuts of the Grosvenor School in the 1920s and 30s and the brilliant explosion of Pop Art in the 60s.
This wide-ranging selection of prints from LOPF Online aims to demonstrate how the key subjects and traditions of British printmaking continue to inspire the artists of today.