Morning Sun

Bernard Cheese (1925 - 2013)

Lithograph

1963

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Cabinet Office, 70 Whitehall
    Yellow rays of light burst from the centre of an image of the sun to pulsating and shimmering effect. Bernard Cheese’s print vibrantly expresses an optimism and love of colour and form that is emblematic of the period. He employed the technique of lithography, a form of printmaking that was revived and enjoyed a renaissance in British art from the early 1960s.
  • About the artist
    Bernard Cheese was born in Sydenham in 1925 and trained at the Beckenham School of Art. After four years in the army, he attended the Royal College of Art from 1947-50. Here he studied under Edward Bawden, John Nash and Edwin La Dell. La Dell in particular influenced Bernard Cheese and his use of lithography. From 1950-68, he taught printmaking at St Martin’s School of Art, was Senior Lecturer at Goldsmith’s College, London 1970-78 and taught part-time at Central School of Art and Crafts 1980-89. In 1998, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers.
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    Subjects
    abstract, morning, sun
    Materials & Techniques
    lithograph
  • Details
    Title
    Morning Sun
    Edition
    18/50
    Date
    1963
    Medium
    Lithograph
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Editions Alecto, May 1965
    Inscription
    below image: Morning Sun / Cheese 63 18/50
    GAC number
    7019