Bernard Childs, 'Arrival'

Bernard Childs, 'Arrival'

Bernard Childs (1910-1985)
'Arrival'
1955
Colour engraving and drypoint
Museum no. Circ.14-1959

This print shows the great variety of lines and textures that can be achieved by intaglio printing from metal plates. There are both feather-like effects and searing lines. Bernard Childs loved the process of working with metals. He spoke about 'the feel of them in my hands, the excitement of fashioning them and the use of the special tools that bring them to life'. He worked experimentally and was one of the first artists to use power tools in printmaking.

This image can be found in Prints and Drawings Study Room box EDUC 9.