1910 - 1960

The Senefelder Club was formed in London in 1909 to promote the craft of art reproduction by the process of lithography, the club was named in honor of Aloys Senefelder, who in 1796 invented the lithographic process. The lithography process was slow in development and even slower in gain acceptance in the art world but by the turn of the century, it began to be considered as an art form with the principles of lithography still in practice around the world today. In 1908, Francis Ernest Jackson (1872-1945), Archibald Standish Hartrick (1864-1950), and James Kerr-Lawson (1862-1939) called a meeting to form a society for the artist lithographer and in the following year, the Senefelder Club was formed with Joseph Pennell (1857-1926) was elected President with Hartrick, Jackson and Kerr-Lawson forming the Committee. Their first exhibition was advertised in 1909 to be held in January 1910 at Goupil Gallery, 5 Regent's Street, when a request was made for other artists to enter work. John Copley (1875-1950) was acting as Hon. Secretary 1910-1916 and it was here that he met his future wife Ethel Leontine Gabain (1883-1950), who was also a founder member and they married in 1913. New member included Frank William Brangwyn (1867-1956), Gerald Spencer Pryse (1881-1956), Augustus Edwin John (1878-1961), William Rothenstein (1872-1945) and many other notable artists including British watercolorist and lithographer Anthony Raine Barker who was an enthusiastic supporter and member of the club's committee in the 1920s. Foreign members included Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923), Jean Louis Forain (1852–1931), and Henri Émile Benoît Matisse (1869-1954). The Club existed in this form at least until the mid-1930’s, and in November 1937 the Zwemmer Gallery was chosen as the gallery for the club's attempted revival and a second show was staged the following year. In 1958 the Club was renamed the Senefelder Group when members included Edward Ardizzone, Bernard Cheese, and Henry Houghton Trivick (1908-1982), who was then Chairman. The Group seems to have held their last exhibition in 1961.

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