Santa Monica Beach

Paul Hogarth OBE, RA (1917-2001)

Super limited edition lithograph titled Santa Monica Beach.  Signed in pencil, numbered from the edition of 150 and blind stamped (photo shown is an example).

Printed at Curwen Studios by Stanley Jones. Paul Hogarth had a long association with Curwen Press and Stanley Jones.  He drew his early prints onto grained zinc plates but later adapted to the method of drawing on transfer film, painting each colour separation required before making into printing plates. He did not like to overlap colours and this gives his lithographs their distinctive vibrant look.

This is one from a series of prints created through the 1990s inspired by his extensive travels in the footsteps of DH Lawrence and Lawrence Durrell and sought to capture the feelings of the times that the two authors were experiencing whilst in the different locations. Hogarth breathes life into familiar images with his unique and spirited approach to colour and form. Santa Monica Beach portrays the fashionable resort once favoured by film stars in the 1920s.

Provenance: Curwen Studios Archives

Measurements: 54 x 74 cm sheet size

Condition: Mint condition, unframed.

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