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Leah Kharibian

I am not a trained artist, but have been drawing and painting for most of my life. I studied Art History as an undergraduate and graduate at the Courtauld Institute of Art in the 1980s and have worked for over 25 years in art interpretation; providing museums and galleries with audioguides, exhibition labels, films, podcasts and books. My love of printing, and especially the intense black line of etching, engraving, woodblock and lino has been with me since childhood. As a relatively recent member of LPW I have only begun to gain some skills in lino. My inspirations are various but I am very drawn to British and European popular prints of the 18th and 19th centuries, Northern Renaissance woodblocks, Posada, and all things with a bit of an edge and awkwardness.

My current lino prints range in size from A5 to A3 and mostly have the theme of ‘Le Monde A Rebours’ or ‘The World Turned Upside Down’ — images of role reversals popular throughout Europe some two hundred years ago (the fish catching the man, the ox butchering the human and so on). I have had great pleasure making these prints. I hope you enjoy looking at them.