Kilpin's interest in printmaking seems to have occurred after his
arrival in Canada. He made many etchings and monotypes between the
years 1915 and 1919.
His interest in etching and monotype printing coincided with a print
revival in Canada that first developed in Toronto, and was fostered
and promoted by the Graphic Arts Club. Around 1914 members of the
Montreal Arts Club began to produce their own etchings. As a member
of the ACM since 1912, Legh Kilpin had the opportunity to take up
etching through his association with fellow artists like Herbert Raine,
who was an early and devoted etcher.