Geoffrey Heath Wedgwood (1900 – 1977)
Geoffrey Wedgwood was born in Leek, Staffordshire, after service with the Army during the First World War he studied at Liverpool School of Art and later at the Royal College of Art, London. He attended the British School in Rome winning the Prix de Rome for engraving in 1925. He was known mostly for his precise architectural etchings.
Kenneth Guichard, British Etchers 1850-1940, Robin Garton, London 1977
An intaglio process whereby lines are cut into a metal or wood plate using an engraving tool (a burin), which is pushed in front of the hand to achieve a sharp controlled incision capable of great delicacy. This technique requires a great deal of control and is not suited to spontaneous mark-making.