Agathe Sorel b1935

Born in Hungary, she studied stage design, murals, frescoes and mosaic at Budapest’s Academy of Applied Art before emigrating to England in 1956 where she studied printmaking at Camberwell School of Art in London. Sorel won a Scholarship and moved to Paris for two years studying at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, the Sorbonne and Stanley William Hayter’s experimental workshop Atelier 17.

In 1960 she returned to England, set up a print workshop in Fulham, and began teaching in Camberwell and Maidstone Colleges. Along with Michael Rothenstein, Julian Trevelyan, and Anthony Gross she formed the Printmaker’s Council, and in 1966-67 she was awarded a Churchill fellowship to work in the United States and Mexico.

Sorel’s work has been included in numerous solo exhibitions and her work is represented in the Tate Gallery, Victoria and Alberta Museum, British Museum, Ashmolean Museum, New York Public Library, Library of Congress, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Art Institute of Chicago, Stedelijk Museum, Coppenhagen Museum, and the Bibliotheque National de France.

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