Angela Lemaire

Angela Lemaire studied at Chelsea School of Art, Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts and Morley College, London. Having practised relief printmaking and etching, and with a particular interest in literature and the combination of text with image, she taught herself wood-engraving, following the example of Frank Martin, her professor at Camberwell, and the wood-engraver and letterer, Michael Renton.
Her engravings have appeared in numerous books, including, with texts of her choosing, books produced in collaboration with The Old Stile Press, many of which are archived in The National Library of Scotland; the Bodleian Library, Oxford; Eton College Library; Cambridge University Library; The Swathmore Library, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., and the Armstrong Browning Library, Wako, Texas, U.S.A.
“…on every page woodcuts step in to understudy the absent music…The artist moves adroitly from depicting the shepherds’ buffoonery to the weeping mothers of the slaughtered innocents; her images have an emotional force rarely equalled in this medium”; Nancy Campbell’s review of ‘Christmas Sequence’ (2008) in The Times Literary Supplement.
In addition, Angela’s work has featured in exhibitions in the U.K., Europe and Australia.