Society of Wood Engravers
The Society of Wood Engravers was co-founded in 1920 by British wood engraving
Wood engraving
Wood engraving is a technique in printmaking where the "matrix" worked by the artist is a block of wood. It is a variety of woodcut and so a relief printing technique, where ink is applied to the face of the block and printed by using relatively low pressure. A normal engraving, like an etching,...

An artist is a person engaged in one or more of any of a broad spectrum of activities related to creating art, practicing the arts and/or demonstrating an art. The common usage in both everyday speech and academic discourse is a practitioner in the visual arts only...

 Gwendoline Raverat, wife of French
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface . The application of the medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush but other objects can be used. In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action. However, painting is...

 Jacques Raverat
Jacques Raverat
Jacques Pierre Raverat was a French painter.He married the English painter Gwen Darwin, in 1911, the daughter of George Darwin and granddaughter of Charles Darwin. They had two daughters, Elisabeth , who married the Norwegian politician Edvard Hambro and Sophie who married the Cambridge scholar...


The Society was revived in 1984 by Hilary Paynter. It publishes a bulletin called Multiples.

The Society's 2009 'Originals' prize was won jointly by Hilary Paynter and Chris Pig
Chris Pig
Chris Pig is a North-London based printmaker. Born in Hertfordshire, UK in 1965, his passion for printmaking in its many and various guises began at his secondary school which was, unusually, equipped with a decent press....

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