Circle Press Artists’ Books by Ron King: an exhibition

‘A blog a day in March – artists’ books’ – the Ron King donation’
It’s not too late to visit Cardiff University’s Special Collections and Archives (SCOLAR) exhibition of Ron King’s Circle Press publications. Several Art & Design undergraduates from Cardiff Met were invited to help create this exhibition. For a details here is SCOLAR’s blog . . . .

Special Collections and Archives / Casgliadau Arbennig ac Archifau

posterRon King was born in Brazil in 1932. He entered the Chelsea School of Art in London in 1951. He launched his Circle Press in 1967 with his work, ‘The Prologue’ from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. An innovative artist, he was also an innovative entrepreneur, and made many trips to North America where there was a ready market for his artist books. After many international exhibitions, and working with over one hundred artists and writers in the intervening years, and producing well over one hundred pieces of work, Ron King retired from publishing in 2009. He kindly donated his personal collection of artists’ books to Cardiff University in 2014.

Ron King & Roy Fisher, Anansi Company. Circle Press, 1992. Ron King & Roy Fisher, Anansi Company. Circle Press, 1992.

Ron King, Alphabeta concertina. Circle Press, 1983. (Two editions of 1,000 copies) Ron King, Alphabeta concertina. Circle Press, 1983. (Two editions of 1,000 copies)

“The idea for my first book came from a visit to the National Art Library at the Victoria & Albert…

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