Friday, 15 November 2013

World War Two Art

Edward BawdenTobruk: The Harbour 1942

Edward Bawden, CBE, RA (1903 – 1989)
Malcolm Yorke, Edward Bawden and His Circle 2007 Antique Collectors' Club Ltd 

Ronald William Fordham Searle CBE, RDI (1920 – 2011)

The Lion and the Unicorn, written with great speed in October, 1940, was first published on February 19, 1941; initially 5,000 copies were ordered, but the number was raised to 7,500. A second printing of 5,000 copies was ordered in March, 1941. It sold over 10,000 copies (and was among the most commercially successful of Orwell's books to that date). The destruction of the stock by bombs ended its sales. There was no American edition. It was republished by Penguin Books in 1982 with an introduction by Orwell biographer Bernard Crick.

War Artists Advisory Committee 

David Fraser Jenkins, John Piper: The Forties 
brings together work that was officially commissioned during the Second World War and contextualises it with work from the pre-war and postwar years. In addition, the book features Piper’s writings and criticism, his designs for film posters and book jackets, photographs, exhibition catalogues, sketchbooks and manuscript letters.

Henry Moore

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