Anne Desmet RA

Benedict Johnson 2013

Anne Desmet RA

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Born: 14 June 1964

Elected: 26 May 2011

Royal Academician

Engravers, Printmakers and Draughtsmen

http://www.annedesmet.com/

Anne Desmet studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford and the Central School of Art and Design. She was awarded a scholarship at the British School at Rome in 1989, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter - Printmakers, a Member of the Society of Wood Engravers and is currently editor of Printmaking Today.

Desmet uses collage and print to depict the built environment. She is engaged with the evolution of the urban landscape and its testimony to the aspirations and experiences of humanity. Her abiding subjects are Italy and London.

She uses the traditional printmaking techniques of wood engraving and lino cutting, but draws on a variety of materials to create layered collages. Her work ranges from small scale, detailed examinations to sweeping, often fantastical, panoramas viewed from a bird’s eye perspective.