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Norman Janes

  1892 - 1980
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Navy House,Tobruk sold

Navy House,Tobruk  

Original soft ground etching and aquatint.

Exceptionally strong signed proof impression with striking contrast.


[Lake District Landscape] sold

[Lake District Landscape]  

Original wood engraving.

Outstanding signed proof impression with strong, even blacks; signed proof from the only edition.


The Palace Pier, Brighton sold

The Palace Pier, Brighton   c.1927

Original soft ground etching and aquatint.

Excellent signed proof impression, printed with carefully wiped plate tone.



Norman Janes studied with Tonks at the Slade School, whilst learning the arts of etching and engraving from William Palmer Robins through evening classes at the Central School of Art. Subsequently, he studied all aspects of printmaking under Sir Frank Short and Malcolm Osborne at the Royal College of Art. A fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (R.E.), he produced over 40 plates, and although his activities as a printmaker reduced after 1940, he continued his interest in printmaking, serving as Honorary Secretary to the R.E. from 1945 until 1962.

Norman Janesís early work had been much occupied with portraiture but by the later 1920ís landscape had become his predominant subject matter.