Francis A. Shurrock

Aotearoa New Zealand / British, b.1887, d.1977


  • c. 1929
  • Linocut
  • Purchased 2022
  • 458 x 369mm
  • 2022/067

Poppies, a symbol of sacrifice on the battlefield, is a poignant image that reflects Francis Shurrock’s own experiences serving on the Western Front during World War I, as well as those of his comrades and adversaries. Bringing his skills as a sculptor to carving the lino block was a natural fit for Francis, as the strong design of this print clearly shows.

Ink on Paper, 11 February – 28 May 2023

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