A. B. Bradshaw produces copperplate engravings that are used in the historical manner to produce intaglio prints. He is a virtual singular artist in the world today, producing line engravings in the classical style of 1890, cross-hatching, or banknote engraving style. His production of copperplates for printing in the style of the masters like Durer and Blake, is a very rare and almost dying art nowadays.
A. B. Bradshaw was apprenticed to master steel engraver Harry Markwardt over thirty five years ago and has been engraving ever since. Trained as a hand engraver of the old school, he is able to do any form of work the trade may require.
Mr. Bradshaw has produced several limited edition books of his own poetry with wood and copperplate engravings.
As a master engraver, Bruce produces gun work, jewellery engraving in precious metals and continues to produce engraved copperplate prints. Aspiring artists or engravers interested in learning about engraving can contact Mr. Bradshaw regarding apprenticeships or online tutorials.
Printing plates will be produced for other artists who do not make plates of their own but simply wish to make an edition.
All prints and original works are available from A. B. Bradshaw. Please contact directly for more information.