Lin Jammet [ 1958 - 2018 ]



Son of Elisabeth Frink and architect Michel Jammet, Lin Jammet started printmaking in 1970s under Julian Trevelyan who was close friends with his mother. Julian Trevelyan was a surrealist and included in the International Surrealist Exhibition held at Burlington Galleries in London in 1936. He taught Etching and History of Art at Chelsea School of Art 1950-1955 and then was head of etching at RCA 1955-63.

In 1980s Jammet worked in freelance and editorial illustration. In 1993, he returned to printmaking, producing a series of Lithographs with Curwen Chilford Prints and later a body of screen prints with Gresham Studio near Cambridge. The screen prints are complex using from 8-14 colours per print. He also made etchings around this time. Inspirations include both Napoleonic wars as well as landscape around Corbès, in the foothills of the Cévennes in the south of France where he grew up.

After his mother’s death in 1993 and following her advice, Lin began painting at Lis’ studio at Woolland.


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