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Cockerel Turning Round by Michael Rothenstein RA

Cockerel Turning Round by Michael Rothenstein RA
Accession Code: wu0396w
Title: Cockerel Turning Round
Date completed:1956
Medium: Prints
Location Name: Westwood Teaching Centre
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Michael Rothenstein was an influential printmaker who started his career as a painter, training at Central School of Arts and Crafts. In Paris he worked with artist William Hayter at his studio "Atelier 17" which changed his whole direction and fired his interest for printmaking. From the 1950s to the 1970s he experimented with this medium, Rothenstein said that he was extending the "frontiers of printmaking". Rothensteins prints are often brilliantly coloured, the image of the cockerel appears as an emblem of life and vigour.