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GEORGE TUTE R.E., R.W.A., N.D.D.  (born 1933)

“The Great Storm ’88 – Birds & Beasts”

Wood Engraving. Signed, titled & numbered 84/250 in pencil

Image 5 5/8” x 7 ˝” (141mm x 190mm).

Published by the Society of Wood Engravers

 at the invitation of the National Trust’s Foundation for Art 1989

to commemorate the Great Storm of 1987 and its aftermath                                          IMAGE          IMAGE         



George Tute is a printmaker, wood engraver, painter, illustrator and teacher.  He was born in Hull, Yorkshire and after his education at Baines Grammar School in Lancashire he studied at Blackpool School of Art from 1949 to 1953, the Royal Academy School from 1953 to 1958 (under Sir Henry Rushbury), where he won silver and bronze medals for mural painting , the Courtauld Institute, Regent Street Polytechnic School of Art and Central School of Art , notably with Gertrude Hermes.  He was also awarded the Sir David Murray Scholarship. Tute taught at the York School of Art and then from 1960 to 1988 at the West of England College of Art and Bristol Polytechnic, which later became University of the West of England where he became Principal Lecturer in Graphic Design.    He was elected Member of the Royal Society of Painter Etchers and Engravers and was the first Chairman of the revived Society of Wood Engravers.  He is also a Member of the Royal West of England Academy and shows at the Royal Academy. His work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Kew Gardens, Newport Art Gallery and he was included in the Six Academicians Show at the Royal West of England Academy in 1997. He has undertaken many projects as a freelance book illustrator, mainly working with wood engraving and he has worked several times for the Folio Society. He has also worked for the  Reader’s Digest Association, Batsford and Penguin, for firms such as the whisky company Glenmorangie and had prints published by Merivale Editions.  The Victoria and Albert Museum holds his work.