DUNIGAN, Anthony

1946 - ?

Tony Dunigan

Anthony Gordon Dunigan was born in Skegness, Lincolnshire on 3 August 1946, son of Albert Victor Dunigan (10 December 1907-1989) and his second wife Dorothy Kathleen née Coupland (1920-20 February 2014), who married at Lewisham, London in 1945. Tony was educated at George Mitchell School, Leyton, London and studied at Hastings School of Art 1968-1970 and the City and Guilds of London Art School 1971-1974 as a painter and printmaker. At Hastings he was introduced to wood engraving by tutor Michael Renton (1934-2001) being attracted to the precise craft having previously been a cartographer with a map production unit in HM Forces. Dunigan lives at Oulton Broad, Suffolk where the regional landscape and architecture are the main sources for his work. Although prints are essentially descriptive there are necessary alterations to help the designs and to exploit the strengths of the medium. Engravings are made on lemonwood, maple-wood or on modern plastic surfaces manufactured for engraving. The technique is the same for all and the finished prints are hand burnished from the blocks. He has been a member of the Society of Wood Engravers since 2003 and a regular contributor to their annual exhibitions and has shown at the Royal Academy Business Art Galleries; Ernst and Young, Cambridge; Mall Galleries, London; Fry Gallery, Saffron Walden; Bury St Edmund's Cathedral and elsewhere. Examples of his work are held at the Ashmolean Museum and in the Society of Wood Engravers Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University Library. He lives at 5 Whiting Road, Oulton, Lowestoft, Suffolk.




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