The Art of Corrie Graddon
Corridan (Corrie) Graddon was born in 1932 and was apprenticed in London in 1947 as a relief engraver and die sinker. A few years later, at a SLADE branch meeting, he heard that Sun Printers, Watford, was recruiting engravers, and he joined the Sun in February, 1956, to work in monochrome and colour engraving. He remained at the Sun for 26 years, leaving in 1982. He later worked in the jewelry trade, eventually retiring in 2007. His artistic activities ran in parallel with his full-time work, and he became a successful print-maker, exhibiting in the Mall Galleries and in the Royal Academy summer exhibitions.
Corrie has printed and published books of his etchings on such subjects as St. Albans, Lemsford, Impressions, Cricket, and The Thames. He is still, in 2009, actively producing etchings and exhibiting them, his most recent series covering areas in and around Clerkenwell, and Hatton Garden, London. Views of his studio and work appear on his Facebook page.