PETZAL, Monica

1953 - ?

Monica Petzal

Monica Petzal was born in London on 22 June 1953, daughter of Harry Petzal (28 September 1908-1991) and his wife Hanna Lore née Isakowitz (15 July 1915-1986), daughter of Erich Isakowitz, a dental surgeon of 26 Lyndhurst Road, Belsize Park, who married in 1943. Monica trained as a painter at the Royal College of Art in the late 1970s, and as an art historian at the University of Sussex and more recently as a printmaker at Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts. She has worked as a tutor in art schools, a critic, including a long stint at 'Time Out' and for 14 years as the Director of the Foundation for Women’s Art. Projects include co-curating British Printmaking Japan, an exhibition of 39 British printmakers at the City of Kyoto Museum and other venues in Japan. She was for many years a trustee of the Printmakers Council and the Vice Chair of the Dresden Trust. Monica has shown her prints and works on paper at diverse venues, including the Drawings show at the Hayward, the Whitechapel Open and the R K Burt Gallery, London. Her exhibitions include Originals 10 at the Mall Galleries; Printmakers Council at the Bankside Gallery 2010; ‘Lost for Words‘ at University College London Hospitals Arts 2012; The Pie Factory in Margate in 2016; Kings College and Regents College London 2018; as part of Art and Reconciliation and at the International Printmaking Bienale in Duoro; the Kreuzkirche Gallery in Dresden, Germany and the Herbert Museum, Coventry. In 2006 she opened a gallery, Printroom, in Hampstead, which dealt in contemporary printmaking which in 2014 moved to Printroom Studio at Sweffliing near Stowmarket in Suffolk.

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