Wood engraveras

Society of Wood Engravers

84th Annu­al Exhibition

Wood engraving is at once one of the simplest and most exquisite forms of printmaking. The print is made, first, by engraving the reversed design or picture to be printed into the mirror-smooth surface of a block of endgrain wood. The Society of Wood Engraving (SWE) exists to promote wood engraving.

The Society was founded in 1920 by a group of artists that included Philip Hagreen, Robert Gibbings, Lucien Pissaro, Gwen Raverat and Eric Gill.

The SWE has built up an international reputation for excellence. The annual exhibition, stringently selected from an open submission, visits several venues each year, showing the best of current work from Britain and other countries.
Wood engraveras