cambridge contemporary art

Alan Marshall: The Elegant Fowl

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In this, the biggest published collection of owl-themed art to date, 96 artists have contributed more than 260 original prints to a book spanning 192 pages. The introduction looks at folklore and the natural history of owls, their appearance in art through the ages and their appeal to modern printmakers. All major techniques are described and discussed, while the artists provide their own anecdotes and insights into the world of owls. As with the earlier books 'The Artful Hare', 'The Printmaker's Cat' and 'The Little Chicken Book', the variety and quality of artwork on display is stunning.

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Several of the artists whose work is included in the book are regular exhibitors at cambridge contemporary art, amongst others Carry Akroyd, Catherine Bowdler, Hester Cox, Robert Greenhalf, Pam Grimmond, Celia Hart, Moira McTague, and Linda Richardson.

Moira McTague   Not a Creature was Stirring

Moira McTague

Not a Creature was Stirring

Pam Grimmond   Barn Owl

Pam Grimmond

Barn Owl

Hester Cox   The Silent Sentinel

Hester Cox

The Silent Sentinel

Catherine Bowdler   Little Owl
Carry Akroyd   Moonflight

Carry Akroyd