Jennifer Dickson born in South Africa in 1936. She graduated as a painter in 1959 from the University of London (Goldsmiths College School of Art). Between 1960 and 1965 she was an associate of S.W. Hayter's Atelier 17 in Paris. The 1963 Biennale de Paris awarded her the Prix des Jeunes Artistes pour Gravure. In 1974 she was awarded a Special Purchase Award from the World Print Competition (San Francisco Museum of Art). The 5th Norwegian International Print Biennale awarded her the Biennale Prize in 1980.
Dickson played an integral role in the regeneration of printmaking in England in the 1960's. Her work was distributed widely by Editions Alecto of London, and exhibited in England, France, Belgium and the United States. (She is a contemporary of David Hockney and Allen Jones, both of whom were represented by Editions Alecto).
She has photographed natural and man-made landscapes in Canada, the US, England, Wales, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey and Morocco. Dickson is known for her printmaking techniques, through which she combines silkscreen, etching, aquatint, and collograph.
Jennifer Dickson's etchings are not literal documents. She attempts to capture the spirit of the place, using colour and light to evoke the transient nature of beauty.
The work "The Towers of Durham Cathedral" is a hand-tinted etching on paper. Edition 20/40. Signed lower right, titled and numbered by pencil.
This work was donated to FARA Richmond.