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Series 6 - Episode 6: Anne Desmet RA - IWD 2021 Art on a Postcard Auction

In this final episode of the International Women’s Day auction series Rosa talks with Anne Desmet RA about her work and practice as one of Britain’s leading printmakers. They talk about becoming a Royal Academician, the history of wood engraving and Anne’s love of Italian architecture. Anne Desmet was born in Liverpool, UK, in 1964.​ She has taught wood engraving widely, including at the RA Schools, British Museum and Middlesex University. In 2011, Anne was elected a member of the ​Royal Academy of Arts​ and is only the third wood engraver ever elected to the RA in its entire history. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) and the Society of Wood Engravers (SWE). In 2018, she was elected an Honorary Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford. She is the author of many books on the topic of print making and retrospectives and exhibitions of her work have toured the UK. Anne has generously donated 4 artworks to our Art on a Postcard Auction for International Women's Day. View lots 244-247 to our auction which you can view here: The Art on a Postcard Auction for International Women's Day is raising money for The Women's Prison Team at The Hepatitis C Trust to support their important work. The artists who have donated their work have used 'i am' as inspiration for the artwork. Artists include such luminaries as Claudette Johnson known for her large scale paintings of black women; ‘Punjabi, Liverpudlian’ Dr. Chila Kumari Burman whose joyous work has been adorning the Tate Britain since Diwali; Japanese born, Brooklyn based artist Yui Kugimiya whose work is unique in its use of traditional painting techniques to create quirky stop-motion animations and Antonia Showering whose lockdown year included a White Cube show. Bidding starts at £50 25 Feb – 11 March 2021 View the auction -

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