postcard silhouettes

The invention of the postcard in the 1890s brought the silhouettist’s art back to life. Artists pasted cuttings onto blank postcards for just a shilling or two.

Pair of April Fielding silhouettes

April Fielding, the Crystal Palace Silhouettistte

THE ENGLISH SILHOUETTISTTE April Fielding (her description, not mine) has been hard to bring out of the shadows. Until this month, I didn’t even know her name! I only recognised a series of well-cut postcard silhouettes, made in the 1900s, embellished with graphite and initialled “AF”.

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August Edouart and his approach to data protection

WHAT SHOULD a silhouettist’s approach to data protection be? This question has been much on my mind recently. I’m not alone; the launch of GDPR in Europe – and the subsequent wave of reply-or-unsubscribe emails – has got everybody thinking. What kind of data do I use? For me, the question has caused me to

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