EAF CLUB

 

RAY KINGSLEY

KINGSLEY'S PRINTMAKING STUDIO

At the exhibitions of the EAF Club, you can see graphic works by famous artists of the 19th-20th centuries: engravings, lithographs, etchings, etc. The EAF Club cooperates with museum specialists and art market experts to research graphic objects. An important discovery was a series of graphic works by famous artists created in collaboration with Kingsley's Studio.

Kingsley's Studio is a British engraving workshop for the production of printed graphics: engravings, lithographs, etchings, and other types of graphic art. The Studio produced engravings and other graphic copies of paintings by British and European artists of the XIX - XX century.

One of the owners of the engraving workshop was a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, a member of the Royal Academy of Arts, Sir Alfred Kingsley Lawrence.

Many of Kingsley's engravings and prints were created in collaboration with British and European artists, such as: Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Dega, Anders Zorn, Ray Kingsley, Alfred Munnings, Walter Ernest Webster, Jean-Gabriel Domergue, Marc Chagall, William Russel Flint, Nicholas Roerich, Leon Bakst, Alexander Benois, Natalia Goncharova, Zinaida Serebryakova, Leonid Pasternak, Rinat K, Laura Knight, Rene Bull, Doris and Anna Zinkeisen, Robert Demarchi, Adolf de Meyer, Alexandra Ekster and others.

 

Kingsley's Studio graphics are very popular among art collectors. Color and monochrome engravings, lithographs, prints always attract the attention of experts at exhibitions in museums, galleries, art fairs. Among the collectors of graphic works are members of royal and aristocratic families, state and public figures, famous cultural figures from different countries.

Museum specialists took part in the study of graphics from private collections of EAF Club members. The results of the research work are reflected in expert documents and reviews of museum specialists. As part of their research, museum specialists have established that many works of art from the collections of Club members are of great historical and cultural value.
At the EAF Club Exhibitions, you can see graphic works by famous artists of the XIX-XX centuries, created in collaboration with Kingsley's Studio.

GRAPНIC ART

The collections of members of the EAF Club include a large number of graphic works: engravings, lithographs, etchings, drawings, pastels, watercolors, prints, etc. Art collectors of the EAF Club are interested in graphic works of famous artists of the XIX-XX centuries, as well as art objects of contemporary authors.

Many paintings by famous artists are in museums, and for this reason these art objects are not available for private collecting. However, the graphic works of these artists can still be found on the art market. 

 

The History of Graphic Art continues for many centuries. Drawing has always been an indicator of the professional skill of artists.

Many artists often created their work in such graphic techniques as drawing, pastel, watercolor, engraving, etc. European artists of the XIX-XX centuries often visited engraving workshops, where they made monochrome or color copies of the artists' originals.  Usually, to create copies of their work, artists hired master engravers who owned special engraving studios. Each copy was made by hand by a master engraver and controlled by the artist. The skill of engravers was highly valued both among artists and among collectors of art objects. In the families of master engravers, the skills of engraving were passed down from generation to generation. The younger members of the family inherited the studio, equipment, machines and tools, as well as professional secrets. 

Contemporary graphic art continues to develop thanks to new opportunities of high technologies and various experiments of the authors. For many artists, Graphics have become attractive and the only kind of Fine Art that they are engaged in. Nowadays, there are a huge number of graphic techniques that allow contemporary artists to realize their creative ideas.

Color and monochrome engravings, lithographs, etchings, prints have taken their rightful place in the collections of many public, corporate and private museums. Among the collectors of graphic art are members of royal and aristocratic families, famous cultural figures, businessmen, statesmen and public figures.
At the EAF Club Exhibitions, you can see graphic works by famous artists of the XIX-XX centuries, as well as art objects by contemporary authors.