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(b London, 27 Dec. 1901; d Paris, 4 May 1988). British printmaker and painter, a descendant of Sir George Hayter. He spent most of his life in Paris, where in 1927 he founded an experimental workshop for the graphic arts—Atelier 17—that played a central role in the 20th-century revival of the print as an independent art form. (The name was adopted in 1933 when Hayter moved his establishment from its original home to 17 rue Campagne-Première.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)