A COMPREHENSIVE selection of work by renowned printmaker and a former principal of Herefordshire College of Art, Kenneth Craddock (1911-1989) will go on show in Settle this Easter, together with original prints by his daughter Adrienne Craddock.

Called The Printed Image, it will be the first exhibition of the season for Gavagan Art, in Settle Town Hall, and will take place from Saturday, April 21 all the way until Saturday, June 2.

It will also be the first time so many pieces of work by the two artists has been shown together, and will feature wood engravings, oil paintings, watercolours, mono prints, illustrations and colographs.

Bringing together work by these two accomplished printmakers, the exhibition includes Kenneth’s intricate black and white engravings influenced by the work of British printmakers Eric Ravillious and Edward Bawden and his daughter Adrienne’s ,colourful mono and coleograph prints.

Kenneth Craddock was born in Bolton and attended Bolton School of Art and then Manchester School of Art (Manchester Metropolitan University) to train as a teacher.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Artists and of Manchester Academy, he worked as illustrator for the Manchester Guardian in the late 1930s.

He was also an illustrator for the Herald and Manchester Evening News as well as producing illustrations for other Manchester companies and during the Second World War he worked for De Havilland drawing plans.

Other illustration work included designs for book plates letter heads and general illustration work including for Kendal’s department store and Withington High School before becoming principal of Herefordshire College of Art in 1951.

Adrienne, lives and works in Herefordshire, where she currently teaches printmaking at Hereford Cathedral School. Her hand painted prints feature birds, beasts and figures inspired by stories, rhymes or fables.

She is also heavily influenced by her rural upbringing in Herefordshire and the animals she encountered while growing up, feature heavily in her art.

Her work is produced in small, limited editions of no more than 25 and many are hand painted, making each one unique.

“My most recent work explores the technique of monoprinting. More akin to painting as these are ‘one off’s’ not editions although it’s possible to make several versions,” she said.

Mary Gavagan, owner and curator of Gavagan Art, said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to put together this exhibition of work by these two artists. It is the first time a large body of work by these two artists has been brought together.”