There are a wide range of print museums dotted around the country providing an account of the fascinating history of this medium of art. This art form is actually almost 1800 years old and was started on blocks of wood in China. In modern times it is used to sell extra copies of works art. For example individual pieces of Bob Dylan’s art are sold across the world in prints that are signed by the artist himslef and collected by fans who can buy them from commercial galleries.
There are also a huge range of print galleries across the UK showcasing the works of famous artists such as David Hockney, Jack Vettriano and Banksy, whose works are captured in print form. Below we have arranged a list of some of the most famous print galleries in the UK and given their contact details.
The Print House Gallery
Located in Hackney this gallery showcases the art of UK and international artists and has a huge collection of prints from around the world. For art lovers this gallery is a must. You can contact them by telephone on 020 7275 0825 to enquire about their collection.
This gallery in Eastbourne, East Sussex specialises in original prints from the twentieth and twenty first centuries. Most of the works on display can be purchased but the shop also works as a fascinating gallery and museum of the recent history of prints and printmaking. They also provide fascinating exhibitions. In March 2017 they will hold an exhibition of the works of Tadek Beutlich, whose works are held in the esteemed collections of famous galleries such as the British Museum and the V&A Museum.
Contact the gallery by telephone on: 01323 727545
The National Gallery Shop
After your trip round the National gallery you can purchase a print of your favourite work of art in the national Gallery Shop. The cheapest price for a print is £17.50 – a bargain for an item that will help you remember your trip and brighten up your home. Contact the national gallery on 020 7747 2885 to find out more about products in stock.
Cambridge Book and Print Gallery
The Cambridge Book and Print Gallery, located on Cambridge’s fashionable Newnham road is an excellent gallery with prints available from around the world. You will get to enjoy the huge range of works on offer in this cosy little gallery and may choose to pruchase one to take home with you. This museum is well worth a visit. Contact them by telephone on: 01223 6942664