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Robert Powell

Artist Biography

This sequence of three pictures was drawn during the months of lockdown and so they were born from much pestilential anxiety. Once Edinburgh Printmakers opened in September, the drawings were prepared as lithographs resulting in this suite of prints: The Plague Year.

I had been reading The Pursuit of the Millennium by Norman Cohn, about medieval apocalypse cults, and the mood from that book seemed to bleed into my experience of the current eschatological crisis.

Selected Exhibitions