Michael Rothenstein (1908-1993)
London born, he studied at Chelsea Polytechnic and Central School and later taught printmaking at the Camberwell School of Art. He was one of the Bardfield group of artists working prolifically from the mid-40s until 1992. Rothenstein initially worked in lino and wood relief printing before experimenting with textures in metal, fabric, plaster or whatever else would coat in ink and provide an impression. He was an early pioneer of incorporating photographic imagery into prints. His work is held by the Tate and other major collections.