Robert Gibbings: a centenary exhibition. 1989

Kingfisher detail from Gibbings woodcutAn exhibition of Gibbings work was held at the University Library in 1989. It was organised by Martin Andrews (Typography), the staff of the Reading Museum & Art Gallery, and Michael Bott and David Knott of University of Reading Library.


The majority of the material in this exhibition is from the collections of University of Reading and Reading Museum & Art Gallery. The organizers of the exhibition would like to express their gratitude to those who have generously loaned additional material:

  • Miss Patience Empson
  • Mrs Dorothy Cooper
  • Mr and Mrs W C Wilder
  • Mr Charles Ede
  • Mr Shaun Gibbings
  • Hilary Paynter and the Society of Wood Engravers
  • Berkshire County Library, Reading Local Studies Collection
  • Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading
  • Duncan Campbell Fine Art
  • Hind's Head Hotel, Bray
  • Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford
  • Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester

Footnote April 2001 - Location of material

Since 1989, much of the material described as "Loaned by Patience Empson" or "Loaned from the collection of A.C.Cooper" has been presented to the Gibbings Collection at the University.

Two People, (or The Embrace) described as "On loan from the Hind's Head Hotel, Bray", has been acquired by Reading Museum and Art Gallery.

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