Ann Brunskill

Ann Brunskill


Diploma 1962 Chelsea College of Art
Former member of Royal society of Painter Etchers
Selected for Crafts Advisory Committee Index and given a bursary for work with printed books

She started her artistic life as a printmaker and then in 1974 published her first Livre d’Artiste. APHRODITE was a portfolio with etchings on steel and facing poems set by Circle Press. During the next 10 years she published five more books: AESOP’S FABLES, THE ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE, THOMAS TRAHERNE, THE GIRL IN THE APPLE & KROPOTKIN ESCAPES under the imprint of The World’s End Press. They were illustrated with etchings and hand coloured wood blocks, and printed entirely in the studio. They were widely collected.

In the eighties she began to paint, and also to make many small constructions of wood metal and gesso illustrating her private world.

Her work is in the following collections:

Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, Penn. U.S.A.
National Library of Australia, Canberra
Mitchell Library, Sydney
Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Princeton and others
The British Library


1980 Birmingham Public Library & Ikon Gallery. The Ulster Museum.
1985 Bertram Rota London W.1. Drew Gallery, Canterbury.
1986 St. John’s, Smith Square, London
1991 Drew Gallery, Canterbury.
1994 1996 & 1999 Duncan Campbell, London.
1999 The Silent Scene Surrey Inst.of Art & Design

In 2002 she began to work on digitally enhanced images and published THE FAIRY AND THE THIEF.

In 2003 she produced another book LOOK BACK by the same methods