Sep 22, 2016 - Sale 2422

Sale 2422 - Lot 452

Price Realized: $ 13,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000

Color linoleum cut on Japan paper, 1929. 200x318 mm; 7 7/8x12 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 19/50 in pencil, lower left. A superb impression of this scarce print, with strong colors.

Andrews (1898-1992) was born in Suffolk, northeast of London. She was unable to study art beyond high school due to her family's modest means, and instead apprenticed as a welder and worked at an airplane factory during World War I. By the early 1920s, she had moved to London and met the architect-artist Cyril Power, who became her mentor, and later her partner, until the mid-1930s. Andrews became the first secretary of The Grosvenor School of Modern Art, London, where she also attended Claude Flight's linocutting classes. She began producing linoleum cuts in the mid-1920s and, for the next decade, exhibited her prints widely through exhibitions organized by Flight. Following World War II, Andrews and her husband, Walter Morgan, moved to Canada, settling in British Columbia, where she remained until her death. White 4.