Artist: Edward Hughes, (1923-1991), signed in pencil
Title and date: Creeksea Series, 1966
Size of picture: 48 x 76 cm.
Description: lino-cut print, an artist’s proof copy in excellent condition, unframed and offered with an unframed lino-cut of an unnamed landscape believed to be by the same artist.
More images can be provided on request.
Born in Stepney, Edward Hughes left school aged 14 and began working at the Evening Post newspaper. His creativity was spotted and he was sent to St Martin’s College of Art to take a course in calligraphy. Following the Second World War, Hughes returned to London and to St Martin’s as a full time student. He later went to the Royal College of Art where his love of linocut was encouraged by his tutor Edward Bawden. Hughes returned to St Martin’s to teach for several years before leaving London in 1953 to set up home and a studio in East Farleigh, Kent. Hughes continued to make prints and to pursue a successful career in illustration. He is well known for his work for the Post Office and for his many designs for stamps.