Warren Mackenzie
Untitled 1951

Artwork details

Warren Mackenzie born 1924
Date 1951
Medium Screenprint on paper
Dimensions Image: 152 x 191 mm
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1986
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

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Mackenzie and his wife left the United States to study ceramics with the British potter Bernard Leach in St Ives, Cornwall. While in Cornwall, they met the artist Peter Lanyon. These prints were made after Lanyon asked Mackenzie to teach him silk screen techniques. 'I knew silk screening from school and my army work and we set up a studio in the space above what was then the Leach Pottery showroom,' Mackenzie explained. Their abstract grid structure and use of primary colour is influenced by the paintings of Mondrian. Mackenzie returned to the United States to establish his own pottery studio in 1952.

September 2004

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