Ronald King b1932
An influential British artist and printmaker who set up the Circle Press in 1967 which published many artists’ books. Born in Brazil but sent to England in 1945 he earned a place to study at Chelsea School of Art in 1951, where he was later to win a scholarship for his painting and several awards. He emigrated to Canada in 1956, but returned to the UK four years later to prepare for his first one man show. In 1961 while teaching at Farnham School of Art he took up printmaking, which led to a contract in 1964 with the well-known print publishers Editions Alecto. Unable to publish his first book ‘The Prologue to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales’ with them, he followed through the project himself and formed Circle Press. Ronald King’s own work and that of Circle Press is represented in public and private collections worldwide.