Paul Catherall is renowned for his clean, bold architectural linocuts. He draws much of his subject matter from London’s modernist and brutalist landmarks, including the Hayward Gallery, National Theatre, Barbican and Trellick Tower. In recent years he has turned his eye to architecture outside the capital, including the treasure trove of postwar buildings in Coventry, where he grew up. His prints are created entirely by hand in a painstaking relief process that can take several weeks to complete.
Paul’s commissions include the Royal Shakespeare Company, Southbank Centre, Penguin Books, Pallant House Gallery, Higgins Bedford Gallery and British Airways. He has been one of London Transport’s most popular and prolific poster artists, with artworks featuring Tate Modern, Hackney Empire and the wider London skyline.
He is also renowned for his colour-rich, graphic landscapes, and his prints grace book covers including The Cloudspotter’s Guide, Michael Tolliver Lives by Armistead Maupin, Mid-century Britain by Elain Harwood and RIBA’s New Towns. In 2012 he was one of six printmakers to be commissioned by the House of Commons Works of Art Committee to create a print about Portcullis House, marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Paul is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. He has exhibited widely in group and solo shows, including at Eames Fine Art, Zillah Bell Gallery, Cambridge Contemporary Art and the Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition. Prizes include the Aberystwyth Print Purchase Prize and RE Guest Membership Award.
A number of his prints are in the V&A collection.
Raised in Coventry and now based in London, Catherall has a degree in Illustration and worked in figurative acrylic painting before turning to linocuts in 2000.