Against the Grain


Beautifully printed and bound in the UK by AD Print Services. Deluxe hardback edition of 425 copies only, 336 pages, 140 illustrations, cloth covered with dust jacket. Biography of Rigby Graham by Malcolm Yorke, biographer of Eric Gill, Keith Vaughan, Matthew Smith, Edward Bawden and Mervyn Peake.

Not only is he impelled to produce work, he has to find a hard way to do so – in a cramped bedroom, with makeshift equipment, by a painfully laborious method, using a woody medium which resists him all the way, or painting in the damp field where we first encountered him at the beginning of this book. It can truly be said of Rigby Graham, both the man and the artist, that he has always gone against the grain.