Stanley William Hayter


Stanley William Hayter (1091-1988) is a renowned English artist. While Hayter is most celebrated for his innovation in printmaking, he was equally active in painting, completing works across surrealism and abstract expressionism.

Producing 460 prints throughout his career, Hayter was dedicated to pushing the possibility of the medium and invented novel techniques for intaglio printing. Hayter's commitment extended beyond technical aspects, establishing himself as a keen mentor to students and peers for their mutual benefit. In 1927, Hayter acquired his own printing press and opened Atelier 17, a printmaking studio that attracted a diverse community of collaborators.

This work, a paradigm of Hayter's printmaking, was published in 1970 by the Academic and Professional Action Committee for a Responsible Congress. It was included¬†in the ‚ÄúPeace Portfolio I‚Ä̬†a fundraiser for ‚Äúthe politics of peace‚ÄĚ.

Some of the most high-profile American artists of the 1960s lent their voices and artwork to opposing the Vietnam War.  Other contributing artists included in this legendary portfolio include Lee Krasner, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, among others.  

Today, Hayter's work is enjoyed in numerous international collections including The MoMA, The Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, and The Peggy Guggenheim Museum, among others. 

In the spirit of the portfolio, Caviar20 will donate $250 from each sale to Doctors without Borders, who are providing essential aid in response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

Questions about this artwork? Contact us or call +1.416.704.1720 

"Allegro" (from the Peace Portfolio I)



Signed and numbered by artist

From an edition of 175

21"H 26"W (work)

Very good condition

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