William Greengrass

British, b.1896, d.1970

Rugby

  • Presented by Mr Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
  • © William E Greengrass/DACS. Copyright Agency, 2019.
  • Linocut
  • 240 x 310mm
  • 94/200
  • 1933

William Greengrass, like many other British linocut artists, used subjects from modern life. In the 1930s artists were especially interested in showing movement and physical activity. Sport, of course, provided dynamic and energised subjects that were full of movement. Greengrass worked at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London, as an assistant keeper. He worked mainly with wood engravings before adapting his style to the linocut. He studied under Claude Flight and exhibited regularly in the annual British Linocut exhibitions at the Redfern and Ward Galleries during the 1930s.

(Turn, Turn, Turn: A Year in Art, 27 July 2019 – 8 March 2020)

earlier labels about this work
  • William Greengrass, like many other British linocut artists, used subjects from modern life. In the 1930s they were especially interested in showing movement and physical activity. Sport, of course, provided dynamic and energised subjects that were full of movement. Greengrass worked at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London, as an Assistant Keeper. He worked mainly with wood engravings before adapting his style to the linocut. He studied under Claude Flight and exhibited regularly in the annual British Linocut exhibitions at the Redfern and Ward Galleries during the 1930s.