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Ian Ross Weekley; 1932-2005 born in Chiswick, London into an artistic family. His father, Montague Weekley, was on the staff of the V & A and became Curator of the Bethnal Green Museum. Montague was a biographer of Thomas Bewick, the wood engraver. Ian's mother, Vera Ross studied at the Slade School of Art under Wilson Steer, Henry Tonks and Randolph Schwabe.
Ian, as a second lieutenant, served some of his National Service with the Rhine Army in Germany after which he studied printmaking and illustration at the Sir John Cass School of Art and at the Central School of Arts & Crafts, where he studied under Keith Vaughan.
After leaving the Central he taught printmaking at Luton Art School. Later he became Head of the Graphics Department at Great Yarmouth School of Art. In 1975, he and his second wife, Rosemary, went to Jeddah, where he ran the in-house Graphics Studio for Saudi Arabian Airlines.
A fine lithograph which has bright and unfaded colouring, in black ink, the image measuring 35 cms. x 31 cms. (14 x 12 ins.) within a fine plate mark and impression.
Printed on a wove paper sheet size 38 cms. x 34 cms. (15 x 13½ ins.)
Signed and dated by the artist in pencil in the lower margin.
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and sheet is good with printers ink marks to the margins and handling marks condusive with age.
Cat Fine 3AA 2