Graham Clarke (born 1941) is a well-known printmaker, painter, illustrator and author. He studied art at Beckenham School of Art and at the Royal College of Art 1961-64 where he was taught by Edward Bawden. Clarke also took inspiration from the poetic work of Samuel Palmer and his first series of prints, the Kent Series of twelve colour linocuts 1966-67 published by Editions Alecto, were all identified or associated with Shoreham in Kent. Around this time he was commissioned to design posters for London Transport. Graham Clarke is perhaps best known for his hand-coloured etchings, often with arched tops, of rural Britain. He has exhibited with great success at the Royal Academy and his work is held in many public collections including the Tate Gallery, British Museum, and the Victoria & Albert Museum. The artist’s studio is at Boughton Monchelsea, near Maidstone in Kent.