Catalogue entry

Warren MacKenzie born 1924

P02944 Untitled 1951

Screenprint 378 x 210 (14 7/8 x 8 1/4) on wove paper 506 x 279 (19 7/8 x 11); printed by the artist in an edition of 20
Inscribed ‘W.MacKenzie ‘51' below image b.r. and ‘6/20' below image b.l.
Presented by Warren MacKenzie 1986

The three works, P02942, P02943 and P02944 were made by the artist for the Prints under £1 exhibition at Robin Nance's shop, St Ives in December 1951 (see entries for Alix MacKenzie P11096, P11097 and P11098). They are in the non-objective style that Warren MacKenzie adopted in 1945, showing the influence of Mondrian.

In a letter to the compiler postmarked 25 November 1987, MacKenzie wrote:

All of these prints were made at St Ives as the result of Peter Lanyon asking me to teach him to silk screen. He was looking for a process that did not need the elaborate presses etc. of etching and lithography. 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 (now Janet Leach's studio).


These entries have been approved by the artist.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1984-86: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions Including Supplement to Catalogue of Acquisitions 1982-84, Tate Gallery, London 1988, p.410