Richard Calver, Available Artwork

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Dandelions Rejoicing 36/50
Richard Calver
Linocut (18.5x13.5 in) 1989
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Footprint 1 6/25
Richard Calver
Linocut (18x3.75 in) 2013
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Footprint 2 7/25
Richard Calver
Linocut (21x17 in) 2013
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Preening 12/50
Richard Calver
linocut (10.5x14 in) 1994
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Mount Alexander 1/50
Richard Calver
Linocut (13x23.5 in) 2004
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Punga 4/25
Richard Calver
linocut (10.5x13.75 in) 2007
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Stone Tool 2/10
Richard Calver
linocut (11x8.5 in) 2007
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Maize Maze 2/25
Richard Calver
Linocut (12.5x9.25 in) 2007
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Bill & Ben 4/50
Richard Calver
linocut (19.25x12.5 in) 2006
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Rooster 17/50
Richard Calver
Linocut (14.5x11 inch) 1993
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The Wizard Tree 3/15
Richard Calver
linocut (26.5x20 inch) 1999
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My Backyard 7/50
Richard Calver
Linocut (12.5x9 inch) 1995
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Bell 14/50
Richard Calver
Linocut (20x14 inch) 1989
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Lone Wolf 2/25
Richard Calver
Linocut (12x24 inch) 2001
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Blue Bell Wood 3/50
Richard Calver
linocut (14.5x10 inch) 2001
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Richard Calver

(1946)

Photo of Richard Calver

Richard Calver was born in Oxfordshire, England in 1946. At the age of nineteen Calver immigrated to Canada, settling in Quadra, B.C. The turning point in his life came in his thirties when he met the well known print maker Sybil Andrews. Inspired and encouraged by Sybil, Richard became more serious about his art and soon purchased his own lino tools. Under her guidance Calver's style blossomed and matured.

Natural forms are the foundation of many of his most striking prints. As a part-time gardener, botanical images seen in "Thistle", "Dandelion", "Sun Flowers", and "Skunk Cabbage" are favorite subjects. The effect of movement, achieved through the use of strong diagonals and undulating lines, is also an important component in all his compositions. Lino-cut prints are created through a laborious process. As each colour is printed individually, each image may be printed from as many as four or five blocks. Each block must be registered to align perfectly. Printing one individual image (of which there may be an edition of fifty or sixty prints) can take as long as a day. Calver continues to live and work from his home on Quadra Island.