Anthony Ratcliffe

The artist is now a full time printmaker after retiring from a senior lecturer post at Manchester School of Art. He was born in South Yorkshire and has always based his work around an exploration of British landscape.

The images are developed from sketchbook drawings made on site and enriched by further research into historical records of topographical and archaeological features found in the remoter areas of upland and coastline.

Recent work is a result of a visit to Shetland and a project for the North York Moors National Park looking at trees in the Northern Landscape.

The woodcut prints are created using two blocks and a reduction printing method, all printing is done by hand.

His commissioned prints can be found in many private and corporate collections – Manchester Airport PLC, The Parliamentary Art Collection, MMU Special Collections, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the British Council.

Recently the artist has exhibited at the Royal Geographic Society, The Mountain Arts Festival-Rheged Cumbria, Woolwich Print Fair , Neo International Prize Exhibition, The New Light Exhibition, Printfest (prizewinner) and Print International in Wrexham.

The artist is a member of and exhibits regularly with Leeds Fine Artists and Manchester Academy of Fine Art. The next solo exhibition will be in 2025 at the Kirkby Gallery Liverpool. He lives and works in a studio overlooking the Dark Peak moors in Saddleworth, NE of Manchester.


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