13 March - 13 April 2002

Joe Tilson

Greek and Italian Prints

The Alan Cristea Gallery will present an exhibition of Jo Tilson's completed printed works, dating from 1990 - 2002, to coincide with Tilson's major retrospective exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

Tilson first visited Italy in 1955 after winning the Rome Prize. Since then, the imagery and culture of both Italy and Greece have played a major role in his work. The exhibition will contain over thirty works, all of which reflect the mythology, nature and symbolism of those areas which he has visited and in which he has lived over the last 47 years. He still divides his time between London and his house in the hills near Cortona in Tuscany.

Throughout his life, he has explored most aspects of printmaking and this fascination remains. The exhibition will concentrate on the most recent etchings, screenprints and woodblocks made both in Italy and England.

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