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From 1923 onwards, until overtaken by the onset of colour photography, the Radio Times commissioned and reproduced work by some of the finest illustrators of the twentieth century -- wood engravings, scraperboard, line drawing and watercolour. Amongst the more well-known names in the list of over 150 artists are those of Edward Ardizzone, Quentin Blake, Val Biro, David Gentleman, Charles Keeping, Paul Nash, W Heath Robinson, Gerald Scarfe, Ronald Searle and C F Tunnicliffe. This book, by Martin Baker, himself one of the select band of artists, will include a section on the History of the Radio Times and its patronage of fine illustrators; the reminiscences of an art student in the l930s and of an art teacher in the sixties, with almost 100 reproductions of some of the well-remembered illustrations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781854441829
ISBN-10: 1854441825
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 210mm x 8mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Ashmolean Museum
Publisher: Ashmolean Museum
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martin Baker

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