Plate from the Erotic Book Mounds of Dyed Colors: A Pattern Book for the Boudoir (S
Plate from the Erotic Book Mounds of Dyed Colors: A Pattern Book for the Boudoir (Someiro no yama neya no hinagata), First Month , ca. 1736-44.
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'Painter in Oils - Churchill as an Artist', c1920s, (1945). Creator: Unknown
'Painter in Oils - Churchill as an Artist', c1920s, (1945). British politician and statesman Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was an accomplished artist as well as serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, and again from 1951 to 1955. As a painter he used the pseudonym Charles Morin. From "The Life and Times of Winston Churchill", by Malcolm Thomson. [Odhams Press Limited, London]
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Angel painting a picture, 1947. Creator: Shirley Markham
Angel painting a picture, 1947. 'To illustrate "When Earth's last picture is painted", R Kipling'. Illustration to a poem by Rudyard Kipling. Painting done at age 16. Shirley Markham (1931-1999) studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central School of Art in London from 1950-1952. The writer, artist, poet, and illustrator Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) was one of her tutors, and her style of drawing was also influenced by other British illustrators such as Edward Ardizzone, Quentin Blake and Edward Bawden. Markham spent time in the Dolomite Mountains in Italy, and also visited Rome, sketching classical buildings. After graduating from Central, she worked as a graphic designer, producing book illustrations, cartoons for comics, menus and programmes. She gave up her promising career however when she got married in 1957. Middle-class women at that time were expected to devote their energies to bringing up children and running the home, and despite her obvious talent, she lacked the confidence to return to illustration. Her portfolio remained in the family attic for many years, but now her work is published here for the first time.
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