Bernard Rice (1900 − 1998)

Bernard Rice was born in Innsbruck, Austria. He studied wood engraving, drawing and painting whilst at art school in Austria. Aged 19 he came to London to study at Westminster School of Art alongside the artists David Jones and Clifford Webb; and later at the Royal Academy Schools, London. He did not settle in England for long, moving to Yugoslavia in 1922, and spent much of his time travelling, and for ten years lived in Cairo teaching engraving and etching techniques.

The artist frequently experimented with different woods, engraving on the cross section of soft wood blocks and often looked to the blocks themselves for inspiration. His best known works are the large and vigorous woodcuts based on the landscapes and villages of Bosnia.

Past Exhibitions

CONTEMPORARY BRITISH PRINTS AND DRAWINGS FROM THE WAKEFIELD COLLECTION

  • 1950
    • Fiji, Suva, FIJI ARTS CLUB
  • 1949
    • New Zealand, Hamilton, WAIKATO MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY
    • New Zealand, Rotorua, SOCIETY OF ARTS
  • 1948
    • New Zealand, Auckland, CITY ART GALLERY
    • New Zealand, Wellington, NATIONAL ART GALLERY
    • New Zealand, Napier
    • New Zealand, Wanganui, WHANGANUI REGIONAL MUSEUM
    • Australia, Brisbane, QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY
    • Australia, Sydney, ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
  • 1947
    • Australia, Hobart, TASMANIAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
    • Australia, Melbourne, MELBOURNE ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
    • Australia, Adelaide, ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    • Australia, Perth, ART GALLERY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    • UK, London, VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM

OUT OF THE WOOD

  • 1998
    • Slovakia, Kosice, STATE GALLERY
    • Poland, Warsaw, MUSEUM NARODWE WARSZAWIE
  • 1996
    • Philippines, Manila, METROPOLITAN MUSEUM
    • Japan, Kawaguchi, KAWAGUCHIKO MUSEUM
    • Japan, Hokkaido, OBIHIRO MUSEUM
  • 1995
    • Japan, Koriyama, KORIYAMA CITY MUSEUM
    • Japan, Kanagawa, KANAGAWA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM
    • Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, NATIONAL ART GALLERY
  • 1994
    • India, Calcutta, CENTRE OF INTERNATIONAL MODERN ART
    • India, Santiniketan, KALA BHAVANA VISVA BHARATI
    • India, Bhopal, BHARAT BHAWAN
    • India, Jaipur, JAWAHAR KALA KENDRA
    • India, Chandigarh, THE GOVERNMENT MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
    • India, New Delhi, THE QUEEN'S GALLERY
    • Sri Lanka, Colombo, BRITISH COUNCIL
    • Sri Lanka, Kanda, BRITISH COUNCIL
  • 1993
    • Australia, Newcastle, NEWCASTLE REGION ART GALLERY
  • 1992
    • Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, NATIONAL GALLERY OF ZIMBABWE IN BULAWAYO
    • Zimbabwe, Harare, NATIONAL GALLERY OF ZIMBABWE
    • Kenya, Kisumu, BRITISH COUNCIL
    • Kenya, Mombassa, BRITISH COUNCIL
    • Kenya, Nairobi, BRITISH COUNCIL
    • Zambia, Lusaka, MPAPA GALLERY