KINGSLEY'S PRINTMAKING STUDIO
Kingsley's Printmaking Studio is a British workshop for the production of printed graphics: engravings, lithographs, , serigraphy, and other types of art works.
The Studio was established by a group of members of the Royal Academy of Arts (London) to produce prints, copies of paintings by famous British artists of the XIX-XX century. Many graphic series of engravings and prints were created in collaboration with members of the Royal Academy, including the President of the Academy, sir Alfred Munnings, as well as artists Walter Ernest Webster, William Russell Flint, Laura knight, and others. In the early 1930s, sir Alfred Kingsley Lawrence, a member of the Royal society of portrait painters and a member of the Royal Academy of arts, was the curator and head of the engraving workshop.
Kingsley's Studio made prints from paintings by famous artists of the XIX-XX century, including Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Anders Zorn, and other European artists. Known prints of Kingsley's Studio from paintings by Russian artists, including Leon Bakst, Konstantin Somov, Nicholas Roerich, Zinaida Serebryakova, Rinat Kuramshin, and other Russian artists.
Kingsley's Studio continues the best traditions of British graphics art. British engraving, developed over many centuries, has become an object of the highest artistic value and has taken its rightful place in the world of fine art. Color and monochrome prints are included in the collections of many state, corporate and private museums. Among the collectors of British prints are members of Royal families, well-known figures of culture and art, and business representatives.
"In the ballet class"
Alfred Kingsley Lawrence – British artist, portrait painter, Member of the Royal Academy of Arts. Lawrence was known especially for his portrait paintings, he also created many works in watercolors, pastels, tempera, and engravings. In the early 1930s he was the curator and director of the Kingsley's Printmaking Studio.
Alfred Kingsley Lawrence studied at the King Edward VII School of art in Newcastle upon Tyne under Richard Hatton and then at the Royal College of Art under William Rothenstein.
Through his strong sense of draughtsmanship he was elected Royal Academician in 1938. He also showed at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters of which he was a member.
Alfred Kingsley Lawrence was familiar with many people from the field of fine arts, theater, and music.
His distant relative Ray Kingsley (Ray Kingsley), a British designer and engraver, a specialist and innovator in the field of printed graphics, trained in his workshop (Kingsley, s Studio), to whom he transferred his skills.
Lawrence paintings and drawings are in the collections of National Portrait Gallery; Victoria and Albert Museum; Imperial War Museum; Scottish National Portrait Gallery; National Trust; Queens College, Cambridge; Guildhall Art Gallery; Royal Society; Royal Air Force Museum and many other collections, both public and private.
"Mary Spencer-Churchill (née Cadogan), Duchess of Marlborough"
"Portrait of girl"
"Portrait of a seated girl"