Michael Rothenstein

Michael Rothenstein (British, 1908-1993)

Painter, maker of reliefs, lithographer and designer. Born 19 March 1908 in London, younger son of Sir William Rothenstein. Studied at the Chelsea Polytechnic and the Central School 1924–7. First one-man exhibition at the Matthiesen Gallery 1938. Worked for the Pilgrim Trust under the ‘Recording Britain’ scheme 1939–41. Decorated schools at Wribbenhall, Bewdley and Eltham. Lived at Great Bardfield, Essex, where he founded his graphic workshop 1954; won first prize in the Giles Bequest Competition for colour woodcuts and linocuts 1954 and 1956. Taught print making at Camberwell School of Art. Art Fellow at Sheffield University 1962. Author of Looking at Paintings 1947 and Linocuts and Woodcuts 1962.

Reference: Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II .