St Paul's, 2011. Creator: Ethel Davies
St Paul's Cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the Christopher Wren-designed replacement of 1675, to the one that burned down in the Fire of 1666, seen from the Millennium Bridge, crossing the River Thames from the South Bank, London, EC4, England .
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Couple with a guitar, c1950. Creator: Shirley Markham
Couple with a guitar, c1950. 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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'The Modern Living Room', 1942. Artist: Unknown
'The Modern Living Room - A group showing the wide extent to which the crystal-like material 'Plexiglas' can be employed', 1942. Chairs, end tables, legs of sofa, picture frame and doorframe all made from it, coffee table has leather top laced to Plexiglas frame. Plexiglass is made by Rohm & Haas Co Inc, furniture and decorations designed by Lorin Jackson and made by Grosfeld House Inc, New York, USA. On the wall is 'Mother and Child' by Pablo Picasso. From Decorative Art 1942 - The Studio Year Book, edited by C. G. Holme. [The Studio Ltd., London, 1942]
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