Paul Catherall RE
Catherall is renowned for his clean, bold linocuts of London architecture, including the Southbank Centre, Battersea Power Station and the Barbican. He draws much of his subject matter from the city’s more characterful landmarks, with a broad focus on modernist design and including those whose aesthetics divide opinion, such as The Shard and Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre. He creates his prints entirely by hand in a painstaking relief process that can take several weeks to complete.
Catherall’s commissions include the Royal Shakespeare Company, Southbank Centre, British design company Established & Sons, Penguin, Pallant House Gallery, Higgins Bedford Gallery and British Airways. He has been one of London Transport’s most popular and prolific poster artists of the past fifteen years. 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 to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Catherall has been a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers since 2012 and became a Fellow in 2017.
He has exhibited widely and set up three highly successful large-scale solo shows at The Oxo Gallery. Prizes include the Aberystwyth Print Purchase Prize and RE Guest Membership Award. Brought up in Coventry, Catherall studied illustration at Leicester Polytechnic and has lived in London since 1989.