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Norman Stevens in Arts Council touring show

December 9, 2021

An etching by Norman Stevens can be seen in The Printed Line, a travelling exhibition curated by the Arts Council.


The show is now at its penultimate venue, Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, having toured seven previous museums since it opened at Torre Abbey Museum, Torquay, in April 2019.


The exhibition, featuring original prints by many of the leading printmakers of the last century such as David Hockney, Ben Nicholson and Bridget Riley, concludes in Berwick, from February to May 2022. 


Published by Alecto International in 1972, Stevens' Clapboard House with Fronds was based on drawings made during his 7,000-mile bus tour of the USA in 1965, during which time he travelled from Colorado to California with Hockney, Patrick Procktor and Colin Self. 


The Arts Council owns four prints by Stevens, including House, Steps, and Square, which were purchased from his first exhibition of prints at the William Weston Gallery in 1972.