Photo: Jane Stobart in Harlow, East

Jane Stobart

Artist, Writer, Journalist, Lecturer / academic

I am an artist printmaker working in the relief and intaglio processes, which include etching, carborundum and woodcut prints. My work is inspired by the subject of work/industry and I have made drawings in a wide variety of industrial locations which have included sewage pumping stations, a distillery, construction sites and a bell foundry, etc. The experience and inspiration of drawing on these sites have led to many major suites of prints and projected animation created from prints. I attempt to organise a solo exhibition approximately every two years and in the meantime exhibit in open and group shows, taking opportunities where I can. My work has been purchased and is now in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, the British Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Ashmolean Museum and the Museum of London. I have written three books in recent years. The first, 'Printmaking for Beginners' has been published in UK by A&C Black and subsequently published by other publishers around the world, including China, Europe and the USA. This has become a course book on several printmaking degree courses. I have also written 'Drawing Matters', and 'Extraordinary Sketchbooks' is my latest book which profiles 31 sketchbooks from a variety of people, including Henry Moore and William Kentridge. I am an occasional contributor to Printmaking Today magazine.

Location Harlow, East
Activities Residencies, Journalism
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Printmaking

News & Events

  • The Masters | Relief Prints

    Exhibition at the Bankside Gallery, next to Tate Modern, featuring relief prints 3 - 15 November 2015 The show includes 'Thames I' woodcut by Jane Stobart

  • British Museum acquisition.

    I have just learned that the Prints and Drawing department of the British Museum have acquired my recent etching/aquatint entitled 'Waiting I'.

  • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015

    I have a small etching in this year's RA summer show, called Work in Progress II.

  • New British Museum acquisition

    Further to acquiring four of my etchings earlier this year, the British Museum department of Prints and Drawings have now acquired a sketchbook from me, which relates to the four prints they have.

  • Acquisition by the Fitzwilliam Museum

    The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge recently acquired two etching/aquatint prints from me for their permanent collection.

  • Work acquired by the British Museum

    The British Museum have recently acquired a series of my etching/aquatints entitled 'Firing at Whitechapel'. They are a set of four prints and will soon be able to be seen on the BM website.