- Also known as
John Buckland Wright
primary name: Buckland Wright, John
other name: Wright, John Buckland
- individual; printmaker; British; New Zealander; Male
- Life dates
- 9bis, rue de Valence, Paris 5. (1935)
- Painter, draughtsman, etcher, wood-engraver and teacher.
Born in Dunedin, New Zealand. Studied at Oxford and then architecture in London but decided to become an artist rather than architect. By 1921 he was living in Belgium and was a member of Gravure Originale Belge,1925, and also a member of Xylographes Belge; Society of Wood Engravers and the London Group. During the 1930s he lived and worked in Paris and associated with S.W. Hayter's Atelier 17. He had solo exhibitions in London and on the continent. He taught at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts from 1948 and at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1953. He illustrated some 50 books and was the author of 'Etching and Engraving: Techniques and the Modern Trend', 1953. Retrospective exhibitions were held at Blond Fine Art, 1981 and at Wolsley Fine Art: Surrealist work, 1999; the Golden Cockerel Years, 2001 and in 2003 'For my own pleasure - the Autonomous Years - prints 1925-54'. He was married to Mary Buckland Wright (q.v.) and lived in London.
- Christopher Buckland Wright, 'The Engravings of John Buckland Wright', 1990. (By.4.13 - marked), Christopher Buckland Wright/ Martin Hopkinson, 'For My Own Pleasure, John Buckland Wright, The Autonomous Prints', 2003.