Que la Lumière Soit

Jennifer Dickson (1936 - )

Etching and aquatint


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  • About the work
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Cabinet Office, 70 Whitehall
    Que La Lumière Soit is one of a series of ten etchings from the portfolio, La Genèse, that Jennifer Dickson made while she was pregnant, an experience that influenced the symbolic imagery of life and growth in the compositions. Derived from the story of the Creation in the Book of Genesis, this print refers to the passage 1:3-5, as translated in the King James’ Version to ‘And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.’
  • About the artist
    South African-born Jennifer Dickson trained as a painter and printmaker at Goldsmiths’ College School of Art, London from 1954 to 1959, and pursued graduate studies in etching with Stanley William Hayter at the Atelier 17, Paris from 1960 to 1965. She went on to found and direct the graduate printmaking programme at Brighton College of Art (now Brighton University) and was instrumental in integrating photography into the curriculum in the early 1960s. Dickson moved to Canada in 1969, where she taught at the Saidye Bronfman Centre in Montréal. She was made a member of the Royal Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers, London in 1965; was elected Royal Academician in 1976 (ARA 1970); and honoured with the Order of Canada (1995). Her work is represented in collections across Europe, the United States, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Dickson lives and works in Ottawa, Canada.
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    Que la Lumière Soit
    Portfolio Title
    La Genèse (Genesis)
    Etching and aquatint
    Purchased from Editions Alecto, 1966
    below image: 26/50 / Que la Lumière Soit. / Jennifer Dickson '65.
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