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Lawson Wood art prints and posters

Clarence Lawson Wood was born in 1878 in Highgate, London. His humorous, sometimes grotesque, but always beautifully-coloured work is technically superb and is still enormously collectible today.


Lawson Wood was the son of Lewis Pinhorn Wood and grandson of Lewis John Wood RI, both well-known Victorian artists. He trained at the Slade School and at Heatherley's.


A fine illustrator, cartoonist and water-colour artist; his work was frequently illustrated in The Sketch, The Graphic and The Illustrated London News and so successful were some of his creations, particularly in America, that he was asked to prepare four animated cartoons for production in Hollywood.


Perhaps his best-known works were his humorous illustrations of animals and, in particular, the ape ‘Gran’pop’, who was drawn for The Sketch. Wood retained copyright on all these characters and was able to sell reproductions of his work all round the world. He even opened a factory to make toys to his own design.


Lawson Wood married Charlotte Forge in 1903 and she gave birth to twins in 1906. For most of his life, he lived and worked in Groombridge in Kent but he retired eventually to Sidmouth in Devon, where he died on October 26th 1957.


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Moulding

Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.

Perspex or glass

Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.

Mount

Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.

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Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.

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In the Design Studio

We partner with the world's top museums and galleries to bring you exclusive prints of the highest quality. Our teams of designers ensure the colours are accurate, papers are well suited and the best frames are suggested.

Colour Perfecting in the Print Room

In the printing room, artworks are printed on state-of-the-art machines with a team of technicians checking colour and quality every step of the way.

Measuring Up

After being cut down to size, our team carefully finish any stray edges, check measurements and prepare the prints for mounting and framing.

Assembling Frames in the Framing Workshop

We have a team of master framers who work with high-quality, responsibly-sourced wood to create our vast range of framing combinations - each frame is bespoke and made to order for every print.

Hand-finishing in the Framing Workshop

Our selection of hand-finished frames are painted or stained by hand in a variety of colours, and finished with a layer of wax - the end result is a uniquely crafted, beautiful frame that is made to last.

The Last Stop

In this workshop everything comes together - the print, the frame and the glass - in a seamless and stream-lined process.

Mounting the Prints

The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.

Laying the Glass

Once mounted, the print is ready to be covered by glass or perspex - a delicate procedure but expertly done with not a fingerprint in sight.

The Final Product

After a final, thorough check, the framed print is ready to be carefully packaged up and shipped to the customer.

Transferring to Canvas

For those who order their art as canvas prints, the same amount of attention and care goes into the process. Here, the print is being transferred to a wooden frame.

Finishing the Canvas Edging

As with the framed prints, our canvases are all hand-finished in the workshop - a labour of love from start to finish.