Blair Hughes-Stanton...
Works in stock (newest at bottom) Blair Hughes-Stanton, LG, SWE (1902-1981) was a well known painter and printmaker noted especially for his figure sub­jects and later abstracts. He was born in London, son of the artist Sir Herbert Hughes-Stanton. Studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art 1919-22, at the Royal Academy Schools 1922-23, and at Leon Underwood's School 1923-25. In 1923, together with Rodney Thomas, he accompanied Underwood on their epic journey to remote parts of Iceland. He was married firstly to the artist Gertrude Hermes, and produced a number of finely engraved books for the Gregynog Press in Wales 1930-33. He won an International Prize for Engraving at the Venice Biennale 1938, and exhibited widely including at the Royal Academy, the Redfern Gallery, Leicester Galleries, Glasgow Institute and the Royal Hibernian Academy. He was elected a member of the London Group 1933 and was also a member of the Society of Wood Engravers. Although best known as a wood engraver, and later as an artist in linocut, he was a very considerable painter in oil, watercolour and tempera in the late 1920s and 1930s especially noted for his nudes. In the 1930s his work showed the influence of Cubism. He lived in London for a time and later at Manningtree in Essex.