By day Leonard Beaumont was a newspaper printer - by night an artist who caught the mood of the times. Beaumont, who worked in the art department of the Sheffield Telegraph in the early part of the last century, spent his evenings making art. The self-taught prolific artist's skilful etchings and vibrant modernist linocuts have rarely been seen.
But now an exhibition in his home city belatedly shows off the best of his graphic and dynamic prints and etchings.
It is his prints, influenced by Futurism and the Vorticists, which are by far the most exciting.
A fine example is the 1932 lino print called Grinders, a striking monochrome image of two men sharpening knives which is clearly symbolic of Sheffield's steel industry.
The work has a real sense of rhythm typical of movements that revelled in the speed of modern life and the triumph of mechanisation.