14 rue Jean Rousset
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Gallery imprints was established by Matthew Tyson in 1984, to promote and publish artists books and prints. Isabella Oulton joined him in 1991. imprints has published books by many international artists and writers, including François Morellet, Bruce McLean, Jerome Rothenberg, Gottfried Honegger, Antoine Emaz, Stephen Chambers and Jacques Jouet.

In 1991, Tyson and Oulton, moved to Piégros La Clastre in South-Eastern France.

Writers and artists are invited to work with imprints on a collaborative basis using relief printing and etching facilities at the imprints studio in the Drôme, on the edge of the Vercors national park. Artists are encouraged to work as closely as possible to their usual working practice and use both traditional and unorthodox techniques.

In 2008 imprints-Galerie opened to show the work of the artists with whom prints are published. The gallery extends the ethos of the press, showing affordable work in a domestic setting.

Matthew Tyson (link to website/blog) and Isabella Oulton (link to blog) also work as consultants for the production of artists books, the organisation of exhibitions and fairs and in the areas of professional development and training. They teach at numerous institutions worldwide.

imprints books and prints can be found in public collections around the world, including:

  • Austria
  • Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Vienna
  • Britain
  • Victoria & Albert Museum, London
  • Tate Gallery, London
  • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
  • British Council
  • France
  • Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris
  • Musée Nationale d'Art Moderne, Paris
  • Fondation Espace Art Concret, Mouans Sartoux
  • Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris
  • Bibliothèque d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
  • Germany
  • Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin
  • Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern
  • Klingspoor Museum, Offenbach
  • Italy
  • Bibliotheca Nazionale Centrale, Florence
  • Japan
  • Kodak Collection, Tokyo
  • Netherlands
  • Rijksmuseum Meermano-Westreenanium, Den Hague
  • USA
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • New York Public Library
  • Library of Congress, Washington DC
  • Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Van Pelt Library, University of Philadelphia
  • HRC, University of Texas at Austin
  • Center for British Art, Yale University