Features Blog » Lund Humphries 75th Anniversary
A blog dedicated to Modern British Art from Lund Humphries, the leading publisher of books on the subject.
To mark the anniversary of the death of Eric Craven Gregory (6 October 1887 – 9 February 1959), Lund Humphries’ joint Managing Director (from 1930) and Chairman (from 1945) who was always known as ‘Peter’ Gregory, author Valerie Holman reflects on the significant achievements of this important patron of the arts, under whose guidance Lund Humphries became one of the most accomplished printers and publishers of illustrated art and design books.Valerie Holman is co-author of The Sculpture of F.E. McWilliam (Lund Humphries 2012), and wrote a short history of Lund Humphries for our 75th anniversary. She is currently researching a book on Peter Gregory.
Posted onBack in the 1940s, when Britain still had an Empire and Peter Gregory was developing a fledgling art-publishing list at Lund Humphries, contemporary British art was relatively straightforward to define, even if Britishness and avant-garde art sometimes seemed awkward bedfellows. At the Lund Humphries 75th anniversary talk at the ICA on 26th November 2014, the […]
Lund Humphries Landmarks – William Scott: Paintings, edited and introduced by Alan Bowness, with contributions from Michel Ragon and Werner Schmalenbach (1964)
Posted onFrances Spalding discusses the modern ‘cool’ of Lund Humphries’ 1960s monograph on William Scott and reflects on the cementing of the artist’s style in the preceding decade. This monograph followed the format laid down by the first Lund Humphries monograph in 1944, but its style belongs very definitely to the 1960s. The typeface chosen is […]
Posted onSharpen your pencils. Fire up your laptops. Get in copious quantities of strong coffee. The deadline for our Emerging Art Writers competition is under three weeks away, and the British art world is waiting for your brilliant, considered and exquisitely written contributions to the question ‘What, if anything, is the legacy of British Modernism in […]
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