British-born artist printmaker Jonathan Kaufman was of Jewish descent and active mainly in the 1970s when he travelled extensively around continental Europe and the USA. He championed the woodcut medium and a characteristicly left the grains of the woodblock distinctly visible to create wave-like patterns in his prints. He visited the USA on several occasions, including in 1975, making works related to Lacrosse, Kansas (now in the V&A collection) and Glenford, Ohio, which were made into postcards by the V&A in 1979. His work was included in the annual mixed exhibition at Ben Uri Gallery in 1978 and in picture fairs in the 1980s.