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May Tremel

  1882 - 1963
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Taggia sold

Taggia   c.1924

Original etching.

Excellent trial proof impression, aside from the normal edition.


The Old Willow Trees sold

The Old Willow Trees   c.1926

Original drypoint.

Very good proof impression with rich burr to the drypoint lines.



Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, May Tremel began her training as an artist at Goldsmith’s College and progressed to the Royal College of Art where she learned engraving and printmaking techniques under Sir Frank Short and his assistant, Constance M. Pott. She exhibited intermittently at the Royal Academy and other major exhibitions between the years 1907 and 1936 and was one of the international etchers invited to exhibit at the First International Exhibition of Etching at the Art Institute of Chicago.

May Tremel lived in the London area of Barnes from around 1907 until certainly the mid-1920’s. However, she moved to the countryside during the 1930’s, living near Sevenoaks in Kent. May Tremel's earliest etched works appear to date from her time at the Royal College of Art; however, her style remained remarkedly consistant throughout her life. She produced at least 60 original intaglio works, all of topographical landscapes in England and near Europe. In general she used pure etching or drypoint, only occassionally resorting to the use of aquatint.

All of May Tremel's residual printing studio, was acquired by Campbell Fine Art - this included all of her remaining etching plates. Just over half of these plates are copper, the rest are zinc - all were wrapped as the artist had left them and are in excellent, original condition. [more]