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BRETT, Simon

Wood-engraver; born in Windsor, 1943 and raised in London, attended Ampleforth College, where he was taught drawing by the sculptor John Bunting and studied painting at St Martin’s School of Art, London, where was taught wood-engraving by Clifford Webb. Travelled and worked in New Mexico, Denmark and Provence between 1965-70; returned to England and taught at Marlborough College Art School, establishing himself as an artist working in wood-engraving. Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (1986), Fellow (1991) and Chairman of the Society of Wood Engravers (1986-1992); curated several exhibitions of wood-engraving and written widely on the history and practice of wood-engraving; 50-year retrospective of his wood-engravings held at Bankside Gallery, London, Art Jericho, Oxford and Holburne Museum, Bath, 2013-14.

The Animals of St Gregory were produced in 1980. They illustrate the inner characters of the brethren of the Cistercian Abbey of Nunrew as they approached the choir stalls for Vigils at 3am.