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On display at V&A South Kensington
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Archipelago - Blue 63

Lithograph
1963 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Birgit Skiöld (1923-82) was born in Sweden. She moved to London in 1948, and ten years later opened her own print studio as the Print Workshop in Charlotte Street, London, the first open access print workshop for artists. She was a pioneer in her practice too, championing the status of print as fine art, and experimenting with techniques (often in innovative combinations or applications). She established a formidable reputation as a printmaker - notably in lithography and etching - and in the later 1960s and 1970s won particular recognition for her blind-embossed (inkless) prints. Thanks to the generosity of the Birgit Skiöld Memorial Trust, the artist's archive came to the AAD in 1997. The archive includes impressions of almost all her prints, but this print is one of a further gift of 13 prints given to the print collection at South Kensington.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Lithograph on paper
Brief Description
Lithograph, 'Archipelago-Blue 63' by Birgit Skiöld, London, 1963.
Physical Description
Lithograph
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.5cm
  • Width: 48.5cm
Production typeLimited edition
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 3/12 Birgit Skiöld-63 (Edition number; signature; date. All in pencil.)
  • Archipelago-Blue-63 Listed as HM82 (1963) BSMT 0467 (Title; date; numbers assigned by the Birgit Skiöld Memorial Trust. All in pencil on the back)
Credit line
Given by the Birgit Skiöld Memorial Trust
Summary
Birgit Skiöld (1923-82) was born in Sweden. She moved to London in 1948, and ten years later opened her own print studio as the Print Workshop in Charlotte Street, London, the first open access print workshop for artists. She was a pioneer in her practice too, championing the status of print as fine art, and experimenting with techniques (often in innovative combinations or applications). She established a formidable reputation as a printmaker - notably in lithography and etching - and in the later 1960s and 1970s won particular recognition for her blind-embossed (inkless) prints. Thanks to the generosity of the Birgit Skiöld Memorial Trust, the artist's archive came to the AAD in 1997. The archive includes impressions of almost all her prints, but this print is one of a further gift of 13 prints given to the print collection at South Kensington.
Collection
Accession Number
E.440-2011

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record createdJuly 28, 2011
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