The Art of Print

Three Hundred Years of Printmaking


A concise and beautifully illustrated introduction to printmaking that uses highlights from Tate’s extensive print collection


ISBN: 9781849767637 Category:

Elizabeth Jacklin


Prints have played a unique and vital role in the history of art and image. Yet printmaking remains a mysterious discipline, often considered in terms of reproduction instead of as an innovative and highly considered creative process.

Among the leading artists for whom printmaking has been an important and experimental part of their practice are William Hogarth, George Stubbs, William Blake, J.M.W. Turner, Pablo Picasso, Barbara Hepworth, Andy Warhol, Lucian Freud, Bridget Riley, Paula Rego, William Kentridge and Kara Walker. This insightful publication explores the numerous ways these and many other notable artists have embraced printmaking over the course of three centuries.

The 130 works showcased here reveal a fascinating spectrum of printmaking techniques and purposes, and provide a survey of Tate’s extensive but little-known print collection, a remarkable and diverse grouping no previous book has considered as a whole.

Additional information

Weight 1363 g
Dimensions 21.9 x 26.2 cm
Publisher name Tate Publishing
Publication date 27 January 2022
Number of pages 240
Format Hardback
Dimensions 21.9 x 26.2 cm
Weight 1363 g


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Elizabeth Jacklin is an art historian and curator. She was previously assistant curator at Tate Britain and is now keeper of art at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.