Warren Mackenzie



In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Warren Mackenzie born 1924
Screenprint on paper
Image: 152 × 191 mm
Presented by the artist 1986

Display caption

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.

Gallery label, September 2004

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Catalogue entry

Warren MacKenzie born 1924

P02942 Untitled 1951

Screenprint 152 x 191 (6 x 7 1/2) on wove paper 257 x 280 (10 1/8 x 11); printed by the artist in an edition of 20
Inscribed ‘W.MacKenzie ‘51' below image b.r. and ‘2/20' below image b.l.
Presented by Warren MacKenzie 1986

See entry on P02944.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1984-86: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions Including Supplement to Catalogue of Acquisitions 1982-84, Tate Gallery, London 1988, p.409


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