Art 15 Competition: Win a signed copy of Big Bucks

To celebrate Georgina Adam’s talk ’10 Things You Didn’t Know About…The Art Market Today’ at the Art15 Fair this Thursday, we have two signed copies of her acclaimed book Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century to give away. Email competition@lundhumphries.com to sign up for our newsletter and enter, with […]

Ravilious in Print

Alan Powers, author of Eric Ravilious: Artist and Designer, discusses the current display of the artist’s works at Dulwich Picture Gallery and the challenges of accurately reproducing his unique watercolours in print. It would have been convenient if Dulwich Picture Gallery had put on their current exhibition of Eric Ravilious watercolours two years ago. In […]

Sybil Andrews in Bury St Edmunds

Hana Leaper discusses Linocut artist Sybil Andrews’ childhood in Bury St Edmunds and the lasting impact of this rural setting in her vibrant modernist prints. Whilst preparing the catalogue essay for my forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Sybil Andrews’ colour linocuts, I was struck by both the prevalence of images from her childhood hometown, Bury St […]

Lund Humphries Landmarks – Looking Back, Looking Forward

Valerie Holman rounds off a year of Lund Humphries anniversary celebrations with a selection of the company’s highlights and successes of the past 75 years. To celebrate 75 years of art publishing, every month this year a Lund Humphries author has focused on a single ‘landmark’ publication from the firm’s long list, bringing to light the stories behind […]

British Art Now and Then: Celebrating 75 Years of Art-book Publishing

Back in the 1940s, when Britain still had an Empire and Peter Gregory was developing a fledgling art-publishing list at Lund Humphries, contemporary British art was relatively straightforward to define, even if Britishness and avant-garde art sometimes seemed awkward bedfellows. At the Lund Humphries 75th anniversary talk at the ICA on 26th November 2014, the […]

Lund Humphries Landmarks – British Sculptors and Sculpture series (1991 – )

Penelope Curtis discusses the British Sculptors and Sculpture series, a series of books jointly published by Lund Humphries and the Henry Moore Foundation, beginning in 1991 that sought to reappraise the works of a range of underappreciated British artists. The Henry Moore Foundation had an historic association with Lund Humphries, given that it was Moore’s publisher of […]

Lund Humphries Landmarks – The Last Romantics: The Romantic tradition in British art: Burne-Jones to Stanley Spencer, edited by John Christian (1989)

John Hoole cherishes Lund Humphries’ 1989 publication The Last Romantics for its revelation of under explored ties between Pre-Raphaelite and Modern art, and Victorian and 20th-century culture. Twenty five years ago, Lund Humphries published The Last Romantics: The Romantic tradition in British art: Burne-Jones to Stanley Spencer, a catalogue to accompany an exhibition at Barbican Art Gallery. […]