Joseph Webb

1908 - 1962

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The work of Joseph Webb is regarded by many as the last flowering of the Griggs and Palmer tradition. Joseph Webb had a great admiration for the work of F.L.Griggs whom he visited at Chipping Campden in 1929, but his work is distinguished from that of Griggs by the sense of power and mystery with which it is invariably imbued. Sadly, he was dogged by ill health throughout his life and the outset of his career coincided with the collapse of the print market; consequently, Joseph Webb was never to reap the rewards which his precocious ability deserved. It is only in relatively recent years that Joseph Webb has begun to receive the recognition he has long deserved as one of the finest and most important printmakers of his generation.