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print - Purple Coral

Purple Coral

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    UK (printed)

  • Date:

    1967 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Beutlich, Tadek (artist)
    Editions Alecto Ltd. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Relief print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Beutlich family

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MP, shelf 336

Tadek Beutlich (1922-2011) was born in Poland but in 1947 settled in the UK. He was a textile artist, teacher and printmaker. He is best known as a weaver of textile constructions and extraordinary tapestries but he also produced a number of large and very striking relief prints, most printed in the 1960s and 70s. Beutlich printed his prints without a press, using a variety of inked surfaces to make impressions, including lino and plywood. A number of his prints were published by Editions Alecto (including three other prints donated by the Beutlich family – 'Embryo', 'Purple Coral' and 'Meteors').

Physical description

A fan-like organic form in black and purple with bright red at the centre lower edge of the form.

Place of Origin

UK (printed)


1967 (printed)


Beutlich, Tadek (artist)
Editions Alecto Ltd. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Relief print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

5/75 Purple Coral Tadel Beutlich
All in pencil


Height: 68 cm sheet, Width: 97.5 cm sheet

Descriptive line

Tadek Beutlich: Purple Coral, 1967, relief print


Ink; Paper


Relief printing




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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