Bernard Jacobson Gallery was founded in 1969 with a focus on the publication and distribution of prints by artists including Robyn Denny, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Leon Kossoff, Henry Moore, Richard Smith, Ed Ruscha, and William Tillyer. By the mid-1970s, having established himself as one of the major dealers in the international print boom, Jacobson started to show paintings and sculptures. After opening branches in Los Angeles and New York in the early 1980s, the gallery expanded its range of artists to include West Coast American artists such as Joe Goode and Larry Bell as well as modern British masters such as David Bomberg, Ivon Hitchens, Peter Lanyon, Ben Nicholson, William Scott, Stanley Spencer, and Graham Sutherland. From 1997, the gallery moved more firmly into American and international art and began exhibiting artists including Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Larry Poons, and Frank Stella. From its location on Cork Street and subsequently Duke Street St. James's, the gallery has also held shows featuring American artists Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, and Tom Wesselmann; European painters Georges Braque, Bram Bogart, and Pierre Soulages; and British artists William Tillyer, Bruce McLean, and Marc Vaux.
Ed Ruscha, Evil (1973), Screenprint on Wood-Grain Veneer paper, cut edges, bleed image, Edition of 30, 50.5 x 75.4 cms (19 7/8 x 29 11/16 ins)
Robert Motherwell, Black with No Way Out (1983), Lithograph on white Tyler Graphics Ltd. handmade paper, Edition of 98, 38.1 x 95.5 cms (15 x 38 ins)
For the 2022 edition of the IFPDA Print Fair, Bernard Jacobson Gallery presents a selection of works by artists including Ed Ruscha, Robert Motherwell, Sam Francis, Henri Matisse, Sol LeWitt, William Tillyer, Bruce McLean, Leon Kossoff, Howard Hodgkin, Robyn Denny, Richard Smith, and Anthony Caro. From Ruscha’s combination of text and image, to Francis’s vivacious abstraction, to Matisse’s delicate figures, the works showcase the various possibilities of the printmaking medium.
Anthony Caro, Robyn Denny, Sam Francis, Howard Hodgkin, John Hoyland, Leon Kossoff, Sol LeWitt, Henri Matisse, Bruce McLean, Robert Motherwell, Ed Ruscha, Richard Smith, William Tillyer