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Anne Desmet

Anne Desmet RA is an established artist who specializes in wood engravings, linocuts and mixed media collages. She has had three major museum retrospectives to date, received over 30 international awards, and her work is in museum collections and publications worldwide. She was elected a Member of London’s Royal Academy of Arts in May 2011. For 15 years she was editor of Printmaking Today magazine and is the author/editor of three printmaking books. She lives and works in London.


The focus of her work shifts between Italy and London. Her subject matter pulls in two directions: one is essentially topographical, yet subject to metamorphoses; the other is concerned with intuitive architectural fantasies, urban myths and histories of urban destruction and regeneration. She aims to suggest the sense of timelessness and solidity that buildings can convey, as well as their impermanence and vulnerability.

Courtesy of the artist’s website.