June CRISFIELD-CHAPMAN (1934-2017)

Biography

  • Born in England
  • Educated in Scotland
  • Degree: the Glasgow School of Art

Selected One-woman Exhibitions

  • 1979 - Middlesborough Municipal Gallery, Middlesborough mixed media
  • 1982 - Essex Museum, Chelmsford mixed media
  • 1985 - Beecroft Municipal Gallery, Westcliff, Essex wood engravings
  • 1988 - Peacock Printmakers Gallery, Aberdeen wood engraving
  • 1990 - Nairn Gallery, College of Art, Edinburgh wood engraving
  • 1990 - Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, Glasgow theatre wood engravings
  • 1990 - The Scottish Poetry Centre, Edinburgh wood engraving
  • 1991 - The National Theatre, Olivier Gallery, London theatre portraits from life
  • 1992 - Roger Billcliffe Fine Art, Glasgow wood engraving and theatre portraiture
  • 1993 - The Shakespeare International Centre, London (Sam Wanamaker) Shakespeare wood engravings
  • 1993 - The Glasgow City Art Gallery, Kelvingrove Glasgow wood engravings
  • 1997 - The Palace of Westminster, London portraiture
  • 1998 - Chelmsford Festival, County Hall Gallery, Chelmsford mixed media
  • 1999 - Dorset County Gallery, Dorchester mixed media
  • 2001 - Chelsea Physic Garden, London plant/myth wood engravings with text
  • 2003 - Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh plant/myth wood engravings with text
  • 2003 - Natural History Museum at Walter Rothschild Museum plant wood engravings with text
  • 2007 - Beecroft Municipal Gallery, Westcliff, Essex mixed media
  • 2008 - Guildhall Art Gallery, London theatre portraits with text
  • 2009 - Shakespeare's Globe, London theatre themed/literary wood engravings with text

Selected Mixed and Open Exhibitions

  • 1976,1990,1992 - Wood Engravers' Society Open, London wood engravings
  • 1978,1987,1992 - Royal Society Printmakers' Open London wood engravings
  • 1987,1988 - Printmakers' Open, London wood engravings
  • 1993 - Duncan Campbell Fine Art Gallery, London wood engravings
  • 1995,1996 - National Print Open, London wood engravings
  • 1988 - Homage to MacDiarmid City Gallery, Aberdeen wood engravings
  • 1989,1992/96 - Chaucer Society, London wood engravings
  • 1988,1989,1991 - International Festival, Edinburgh wood engravings, theatre gouaches
  • 1992,1993 - Royal Scottish Academy Open, Edinburgh wood engraving, portraiture
  • 1993 - Glasgow City Art Gallery, Glasgow wood engravings (own print collection)
  • 1993 - Edinburgh City Art Centre, Edinburgh wood engravings (own collection)
  • 2003 - Garrick/Milne, London theatre portrait (award)
  • 2003 - Garrick Club National Competition Exhibition, Christie's
  • 2005 - The Fleming Scottish Collection, Scottish Gallery, London wood engraving
  • 2005 - Literary Festival, Cheltenham wood engraving
  • 2008 - Chris Beetles' Gallery British Illustration 1800-2007, London wood engravings

Selected Talks. Demonstrations etc.

  • 1993 - Glasgow City Art Gallery to cover one-woman wood engraving exhibition
  • 1994 - Pollock House Museum, Glasgow wood engraving
  • 1994 - The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow visiting lecturing, wood engraving tutoring
  • 1995 - Norwich School of Art, Norwich visiting lecturing, portraiture and drawing
  • 1998-2006 - The British Library, London regular demo-talks on wood inclusive engraving and printmaking
  • 2001-04 - The Victoria and Albert Museum, London periodic demo-talks on wood engraving and printmaking
  • 2002 - The Victoria and Albert Museum, London wood engraving and printmaking for the Inauguration of the new British Collection

Selected Commissions. Publications etc.

  • 1976,1977 - The Dalesman Magazine "Profiles", Yorkshire portrait drawings and writings about interesting people of the area
  • 1982 - Radio Times, London opera illustrations in pen and ink
  • 1982,1983 - Radio Essex Arts programme "Kaleidoscope" interviews and book reviews
  • 1983,1983,1984 - Essex Countryside Magazine, Essex portrait drawings and writing about interesting people of the area
  • 1986 - Film for Essex Education Authority The Artist Speaks discussing my attitude to my work
  • 1986 - Series of 6 wood engravings about Chaucer's characters, Essex Education Authority
  • 1987-98 - The Countryman Magazine, Burford wild plant wood engravings with inclusive text
  • 1988 - Series of wood engravings for Hospital Board Aberdeen wood engravings of wild plants
  • 1988 - Portrait drawings and texts in The Best of Essex isbn 0 905858 23 900
  • 1988 - Folio Books, Shakespeare '88 collection wood engravings
  • 1990 - Gouache panel 4ft x 7ft Entertainment 36 entertainers through Scottish Theatre History used as design for Glasgow, City of Culture project, bought by Corporation for King's Theatre
  • 1990 - Tribute to Scottish Theatre 20 gouache paintings of Scottish entertainers through history from archive material for 1990 Glasgow, City of Culture Year, King's Theatre
  • 1990 - For Chaucer Society Chaucer character series of 6 wood engravings
  • 1990 - Wood engravings to City Art Centre, Edinburgh
  • 1990 - Wood engravings to City Art Gallery at Kelvingrove, Glasgow
  • 1991 - Presentation portrait to Director of Glasgow Theatres, Glasgow
  • 1991 - Entertainment as part of Stitches project in Keeping Glasgow in Stitches isbn 1 85158 407 2
  • 1993 - Commemorative portrait of Sir Geraint Evans, Swansea City Corporation
  • 1993 - Presentation portrait to Lord Braine of Wheatley, Castle Point constituency
  • 1993 - Ashmolean Museum purchase of wood engravings, Oxford
  • 1994 - Gouache panel 10 ft x 14inches The Thrie Estaites, Cupar County Council
  • 1996 - Fleming's Bank Scottish Collection wood engravings, London
  • 2001 - Faculty of Public Medicine Collection, London Portrait of President
  • 2002 - An Engraver's Globe Wood engraving inclusion isbn 1 901648 12 5
  • 2003 - Garrick/Milne competition prize Member's portrait commission
  • 2004 - Victoria and Albert Museum Theatre Collection, London Theatre portraits
  • 2005 - National Trust, Ormesby Hall, North Yorkshire portrait
  • 2005 - Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge wood engravings
  • 2006 - William Morris Society at Kelmscott House, London portrait
  • 2007 - Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London portrait
  • 2008 - Rose Bruford Theatre College, Kent portrait
  • 2008 - Brighton College portrait
  • 2008 - Essex County Council, Chelmsford Chairman's portrait
  • 2008 - Card designs for Shakespeare's Globe, London wood engravings
  • 2009+ - Articles on plant lore for Country Living Magazine, London

Slide talks (J.C.C.)

  • Plant myths & medicines techniques and tales illustrated by wood engraving slides
  • Country Rituals and Customs techniques and stories illustrated by wood engraving slides
  • Characters from Theatre and Literature techniques and stories illustrated by mixed media slides
  • Making Faces slides illustrating characterisations/portraits various media, approaches and techniques
  • Theatre Portraits from Life slides with explanation of colour use, composition etc and stories, characters and sittings
  • The Clown (development of entertainment through the ages) illustrated by slides in various media
  • Nordic Myths slides and tales about Icelandic sagas (various media)

Selected Works 11