Hutton, Clarke: Harlequinade – SOLD


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Artist: (Stanley) Clarke Hutton (1898-1984)

 Title and date: Harlequinade, 1946 (printed and published)

 Size of picture: 49.5 x 76 cm

 Description: Lithograph on paper from the School Prints series, b range

More images can be provided on request.

Artist description:

Born in London, Hutton became assistant stage designer at the Empire Theatre In 1916 but a trip to Italy about a decade later inspired him to become an artist. In 1927 he joined A. S. Hartrick’s lithography class at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London, and after Hartrick retired. he taught the class himself until 1968. His paintings, figures and landscapes, were widely exhibited and his later work took on a surrealist influence.

He is best known as an illustrator and printmaker, he experimented with the technique of autolithography with the aim of developing a way of printing affordable full colour children’s books, and worked with Noel Carrington at Penguin Books to develop the Picture Puffin imprint.  He used the same technique on Oxford University Press’ Picture History series. He illustrated about 50 books in all, for publishers in the UK and USA.