Dr. Anthony Dyson

ANTHONY DYSON is a printmaker, teacher and art historian. He received his training as an artist at Blackburn School of Art, qualified as a teacher at Leeds College of Art and gained a Doctorate at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, for his thesis on the 19th century engraving trade in London.

In 1998 he left his post as Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Education, University of London (where he and Stanislaw Frenkiel were colleagues), to establish The Black Star Press, where he prints and publishes editions of etchings and engravings. Prominent among these publications is Frenkiel's suite of ten etchings entitled Erotomachia issued in 1992 in a limited edition of fifty copies.

Dyson has written extensively on art education and on the history and techniques of printmaking, his major full-length study in the latter field being Pictures to Print; the Victorian Engraving Trade, published by Farrand Press in 1984. The present book, however, is his first monograph. It has been inspired by the opportunity to observe the evolution of Stanislaw Frenkiel's work during thirty years of personal acquaintance with the artist



A.Dyson 1999 90 x 60cms Oil on Canvas

A.Dyson 1999 90 x 60cms Oil on Canvas