Sybil Andrews Limited Edition Prints
English-Canadian artist Sybil Andrews specialised in printmaking and is often remembered for her striking reductionist linocut prints. Originally training as a welder, during the Second World War Sybil Andrews worked in a shipyard where she met her husband, and soon after the couple emigrated to the remote logging town on Vancouver Island, Canada. During the journey to her new home blocks for several of her prints partially melted in the hot hold of the ship. However, she experienced no such misfortune to her artistic career when she arrived in Canada: there she achieved, at least at first, a large following which lasted well into the 1950’s. In the ‘60’s she fell into obscurity, but was rediscovered in the 1970’s. Sybil Andrews' work was strongly influenced by and worked alongside fellow artist Cyril Power whom she met in her home town of Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk. She died in 1992 leaving a body of work totalling almost 80 linocuts. Since then Sybil Andrews’ art prints have met with wide critical acclaim and ever-increasing popularity. Her colour linocuts were featured extensively in the recent (2008) Fine Arts, Boston/ Metropolitan, New York British Prints From the Machine Age - Rhythms of Modern Life 1914–1939 exhibition, and her work is held in many major collections around the world.
Popular Sybil Andrews Limited Edition Prints include 'In Full Cry', 'Fall of the Leaf' and 'Mangolds'. Prints by Cyril Power are also available here in our online gallery shop. Each of our Andrews prints is produced on 310gsm cotton rag archival quality fine art paper in a hand-numbered limited edition of 850.