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HASSALL, Joan (1906 - 1988), Engraver (wood)

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
HASSALL, Joan (1906 - 1988), Engraver (wood)

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British, 20th century, female.

Born 1906; died 1988, in Malham (Yorkshire).

Engraver (wood).

Joan Hassall was the daughter of John Hassall. She studied at the Royal Academy Schools in London, and learned wood engraving at evening classes run by the School of Photo-Engraving. She was strongly influenced by Bewick, whose style is especially evident in Hassall's small, exquisite engravings of birds and animals. She worked mainly as an

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