Sybil Andrews was a British printmaker, known for her dynamic and modernist prints.
Michaelmas. 1935. Linocut on Japanese Mulberry Tissue.
Before attending art school, Andrews worked as a welder, making airplanes during World War I. Andrews started studying art in the 1920s and was soon employed as a secretary. Andrews was able to work and take classes. It was during this time that Andrews would discover her passion for linocut printing.
Mowers. 1937. Linocut
By the late 1940s, Andrews moved to British Colombia, Canada. Andrews worked and resided in Canada for the rest of her career and life. The Glenbow Museum now owns the largest collection of her work. In addition to her large portfolio of linocut prints, Andrews also made a number of drypoint prints, drawing, watercolors and oils.
Concert Hall. 1929. Linocut.
Coffee Car. 1952. Linocut
Andrew’ prints continue to be popular among collectors around the world. She is seen as one of the best linocut artists and one of the few women to be recognized as a leader in her field. While she was able to build a strong career as an artist, her early work as a welder in an airplane factory, likely contributed to her unique and modernist style.
Speedway. 1934. Linocut