Alan Powers

It is surely not coincidence that Jonathan Gibbs studied at Central St Martins (then under its old title of the Central School of Art and Design) where Noel Rooke effectively began the artistic revival of wood engraving before the First World War. It remained a good college for printmaking, with Clark Hutton teaching lithography, and Blair Hughes-Stanton, one of Rooke’s pupils and one of the supreme book illustrators of the 1930s, still teaching in the 1970s, along with other veterans such as Cecil Collins.