This still life of a table scene with Japanese anemones was made by Myers using lithograph printing techniques – where the image is drawn onto a large metal or stone block, using an ink-attracting substance, and then printed onto paper, resulting in an interestingly textured flat print. Myers came from a family of craftspeople and practical engineers, which probably influenced his interest in the importance of science and technology in the arts.
Date of work
Original: Lithograph on paper 47.9 x 65.4 cm Tate. Presented by Curwen Studio 1978 © The Estate of Bernard Myers
Bernard Myers (1925 – 2007), was a British artist, designer, writer and teacher. After serving as a gunner for the RAF aged 18, Myers returned to London and studied art at St Martin’s and Camberwell colleges, and then the Royal College of Art, where he later became an inspirational teacher. He was an early advocate of the need for a relationship between art and science, and the use of technology in design. As an artist, he painted every day, starting his career with abstracts works in oil pastels, but becoming more renowned for his later landscapes and still-lifes.