Camel, c1951. Creator: Shirley Markham
Camel, c1951. 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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'Mitchell Park Zoo, Durban', c1915. Artist: Unknown
'Mitchell Park Zoo, Durban', c1915. Mitchell Park Zoo, Durban, South Africa, began as an ostrich farm in 1910 before obtaining a large collection of animals. [The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd, Cape Town, c1915]
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'A visit to the BBC', 1937. Artist: Unknown
'A visit to the BBC', 1937. Zoo broadcast from seal enclosure; Captain CWR Knight broadcasting with his eagle; Oundle School Choir broadcasting; broadcasting a history lesson; one of the effects studios; chimpanzee rehearsing with dummy microphone. Charles William Robert Knight (1884-1957) was a British explorer, author, photographer and lecturer. Illustration from The Children's Golden Treasure Book For 1937, edited by John Crossland and J M Parrish, (Odhams Press, London, 1937).
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