The Masters' Master

14 Nov 2009 - 20 Feb 2010

HUGH STONEMAN (1947-2005) was one of the world’s most important master printers. In 2008 The Art Fund saved his archive for Falmouth. It celebrates a career spanning three decades in which Hugh worked closely in a unique dialogue with major painters, photographers, sculptors and ceramicists including Cornish based artists Sandra Blow, Sir Terry Frost, Patrick Heron, Barbara Hepworth, Kurt Jackson and David Nash.


Hugh’s skills were sought out by major artists from all over the world and he worked on unique collaborations with artists from Africa, America, Australia, Chile, Germany, Hungary, India, Iraq, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Sicily, Spain, Sweden and of course throughout the UK.

Supported by

  • The Art Fund
  • University College Falmouth

Hoyland, John RA (born 1934): Secret Summer, 2006, printer: Stoneman, Hugh (1947-2005), publisher: Stoneman Graphics, signed and dated 2006, photogravure and carborundum (printer's proof 1), 75.5 x 57 cms. The Art Fund Hugh Stoneman Archive.

Frost, Sir Terry RA (1915-2003): Orchard Tambourine B, printer: Stoneman, Hugh (1947-2005), publisher: The Paragon Press, woodcut (B.A.T for an edition of 35) published 2002, 37.3 x 37.3 cms each (25 prints making the image). The Art Fund Hugh Stoneman Archive. Copyright courtesy of the estate of Terry Frost.