Natalie d'Arbeloff, artist and printmaker : papers

Scope and Content

Work towards published artist books (1952 - 2003); correspondence (1968 - 2011); exhibitions (1973 - 1990); own work (1962 - ca. 2000s); NdA press (ca. 1970s - ca. 2000); book catalogues, exhibition catalogues and leaflets (1952 - ca. 2010); other material (undated).

Administrative / Biographical History

Natalie d'Arbeloff was born in Paris. She lived in France, Italy, South America and the USA and from 1963 in London. She studied at the Art Students' League from 1951 to 1953, at the Instituto Allende in Mexico from 1956 to 1957 and at the Central School of Art (printmaking) in London from 1964 to 1967. She is most well-known as an etcher and creator of artist's books. She set up NdA Press in 1974 to produce limited edition illustrated books, usually written by herself. Originally the Press was based at 6 Cliff Villas, London, but in 1994 it was moved to 6 Lady Somerset Road, London. Natalie d'Arbeloff has taken an active interest in peace movements and other social conscience movements. She has taught and lectured in England and the USA, published articles and cartoons and written three art teaching books. She also has an active role online with her own website and blog. She is a Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and a member of the Printmakers Council.


This archive has been arranged into the following sections, further levels of description are detailed at relevant level:


AAD/1988/12/1 : AAD/2011/2/1 - Published books

AAD/1988/12/2 : AAD/2011/2/2 - Correspondence

AAD/1988/12/3 : AAD/2011/2/3 - Exhibitions

AAD/1988/12/4 : AAD/2011/2/4 - Own work

AAD/1988/12/5 : AAD/2011/2/5 - NdA press

AAD/1988/12/6 : AAD/2011/2/6 - Book catalogues, exhibition catalogues and leaflets

AAD/1988/12/7 : AAD/2011/2/7 - Other material

Conditions Governing Access

This archive collection is available for consultation in the V&A Blythe House Archive and Library Study Room by appointment only. Full details of access arrangements may be found here:

Access to some of the material may be restricted. These are noted in the catalogue where relevant.

Acquisition Information

Given by Natalie d'Arbeloff, 1988, AAD/1988/12.


Given by Natalie d'Arbeloff, 2011, AAD/2011/2.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on copying and commercial reproduction may be found here:

Related Material

An artist's workbook : Line, Shape, Volume, Light. ; d'Arbeloff, Natalie; photographs by Ted Sebley. London : Studio Vista ; New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold Co, 1969.


Checklist of bookworks by Natalie d'Arbeloff, NdA Press : from 1974 to 2000. Publisher: London : NdA Press, 2000.


Designing with Natural Forms. Natalie d'Arbeloff ; photography by Ted Sebley. Publisher: London : Batsford, 1974, ca. 1973.


Extracts of letters from Michel Seuphor to Natalia d'Arbeloff. .Seuphor, Michel, illustrated by NdA. London (6 Cliff Villas, NW1 9AL)1978.


For a Song. d'Arbeloff, Natalie. London : NdA Press, c1980.


Fungus and Curmudgeonly : the first play of a quartet. Meyerson, Simon. London : NdA Press, c1980.


The Piper of the Stars : a story for children. John Forest ; drawings by Sarah Forest ; etched by Natalie D'Arbeloff.London : NdA Press, 1986.


The Word Accomplished. A. B. Christopher; etchings by Natalie d'Arbeloff. London : World's End Press, 1974.