RA Collection: People and Organisations
Editions Alecto was a print publisher, founded in Cambridge in 1960 by two under graduates, Paul Cornwall-Jones and Michael Deakin. Joined by university contemporaries, Mark Glazebrook and Joe Studholme, the company moved to London in 1962 where it began commissioning and selling graphics by a growing number of contemporary artists. By the mid-1960s the company was based 27 Kelso Place, London.
Their first major publication was A Rake's Progress, a portfolio of etchings by David Hockney RA, published in 1963 when Hockney was still a student.
Editions Alecto published the work of many other British artists including Patrick Caulfield RA, Richard Hamilton, Allen Jones RA, Gillian Ayres RA and Eduardo Paolozzi RA among many others. And American artists such as Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg and George Segal.