Kathleen Guthrie (1905 - 1981):
Uprights (unititled), mid 1960's
Unmounted (ref: 1789)
Signed and inscribed , From a tempera painting by John Cecil Stephenson 1936, screenprint by Kathleen Guthrie. Painting bought by Anthony D'Offay
Silkscreen, 18 1/2 x 14 3/16 in. (47 x 36), (image size)
Literature: A Poet's Eye, The Paintings of Kathlenen Guthrie, Jonathan Eastaway,Cartmel Press, 1999, p. 43
Issue in an edition of 14
Guthrie was one of the most gifted silk screen print makers of her generation. In what might be seen as a posthumous collaboration, either shortly before or after the death of her husband Cecil Stephenson, she reproduced, as silk screens, three of Stephensons iconic Abstracts from 1936, 1937 and 1938. Inspired by this experiment Guthrie embarked, in the late 1960's, on her Camelot prints, a series of bold hard edged abstract designs with pure fields of colour, often using daring combinations.